Many insurance companies utilize a protection class rating system to determine the fire danger. It is calculated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and takes into account many variables. The largest contributing factor for the residents of the Graton Fire Protection District is the lack of a municipal water system (that is, hydrants). Fortunately, the quality equipment, excellent training, and consistent response of volunteer firefighters offsets the water factor somewhat.
- Residential and Commercial Buildings are rated Public Protection Class (PPC) 5
- (note to insurance agents: this changed November 2015; prior to that, it was 6.
In 2008, we upgraded from 8B/9 due to water hauling capabilities; all out of 10.)
- All residences in Graton are within 5 miles of the firehouse - To determine exact distance, click here
- Graton engines and tenders have a combined water volume of 4,650 gallons
- The initial structure fire response includes an additional engine and tender from neighboring departments, with another 1,500 gallons of water minimum
- View our Apparatus page to see a listing of our apparatus and their equipment
To view a copy of our ISO letter, download it from the link below.