ISO Rating/Public Protection Classification

The Insurance Services Organization (ISO) has issued Weston Fire Department a lower rating. The old classification was a Class 9.  Effective August 1, 2020 the new rating is a Class 7/7X in the areas without fire hydrants. This is a significant change and should save the taxpayers money on their fire insurance premiums.

The new classification takes into account all of the aspects of providing fire protection to the residents and businesses residing in the Weston Fire protection District. Activities such as fire prevention, inspections, water supply, equipment, training and personnel are all taken into account and judged against a national standard. The fire department has been working on improvements to their approach to prevention, preparation and protection.

“The Weston Fire and Rescue board have supported the efforts to modernize the fire department with a goal of providing better service at a lower cost.” Said Chief Bart Chambers

According to ISO, by classifying communities’ ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. And by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.

According to Chief Bart Chambers “Each business and residence should contact their insurance agency and advise them of the new rating. This should have a positive impact on your premiums and save you money.”

Weston Fire and Rescue a volunteer fire department located in northcentral Collin County. Weston Fire and Rescue provides Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services for the City of Weston and unincorporated area of Collin County surrounding the City of Weston, which is 55.2 square miles. The department consists of 24 dedicated members.

For more information, or questions, call Fire Chief Bart Chambers anytime.

Contact: Chief Bart Chambers

Office: (972) 382-4192


For more information on the Public Protection Classification Rating Program visit,

For information regarding property distances to a hydrant, call the fire station at 972-382-4219.  We can give you approximate distances over the phone.

Fire Apparatus (Fire Engines)
Below is a list of the fire district fire apparatus and their pumping capability.

Apparatus #Water tank sizePumping Capability
Engine 7811000 Gallons1250 GPM
Engine 7821000 Gallons1250 GPM
Brush 781800 Gallons375 GPM
Squad 781450 Gallons375 GPM
Tender 7812500 gallons1000 GPM
Tender 7821200 gallons250 gpm