Minimum Criteria for Class 8 or Better
To receive a Public Protection Classification (PPC™) of Class 8 or better, a community must first have the minimum facilities and practices needed to get a PPC rating and must earn a score of at least 20 points when evaluated according to the criteria in the Fire Suppression Rating
Schedule. In addition,
the community must have these additional minimum facilities:
- There must be a minimum water supply of 250 gpm for a two-hour duration for fire protection in the area.
If the fire department delivers the 250 gpm through tanker shuttle, large-diameter hose, or other alternative water supply, the water must be available within five minutes of the arrival of the first-due apparatus, and the department must maintain the flow, without interruption, for the two-hour duration.
- The fire department must have at least one piece of suitably equipped apparatus with a pump of at least 250-gpm capacity rated at 150 psi.
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