The Insurance Services Office (ISO) has submitted recommendation that the classification for City of Arlington be changed to a split Class 1/1X. This was effective on March 01, 2018. This recommendation was approved by Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office.The Public Protection Classification (PPC) program recognizes the efforts of communities to provide fire protection services including water supply and distribution, (911) receiving and handling fire alarms , and fire department capabilities. Some insurance companies use the PPC information to help establish fair premiums for insurance. By offering economic benefits for communities that invest in their firefighting services, the PPC program provides additional incentives for improving and maintaining public fire protection. The PPC program also provides help for fire departments and other public officials as they plan, budget and justify improvements.The most significant benefit of the PPC program is its effect on fire losses. The better the fire protection, the lower the fire losses. This results in lower insurance rates.
HEART Safe Community
The City of Arlington became the first large city in Texas to be designated a HEART Safe Community.This was made possible through extensive efforts to increase cardiac arrest survivability. The city was recognized during the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council’s Semi-Annual Meeting. There to receive the award on behalf of the city was: Sarah Riley – MCA ER Director, Medical Operations Battalion Chief Tommy Gray, Debby Travis – Chest Pain Coordinator for THAM , Assistant Chief David Stapp, and Fire Chief Don Crowson. The cities of Bedford, Mansfield, and Highland Village were also recognized.
Letter of Commendation
Letter of Commendation is presented to Chloe Minnis
in recognition of the heroic actions taken to help a woman in distress. On July 31, 2016, Chloe heard loud bangs coming from a nearby apartment. She had the awareness to realize that something was not right and made the call to 9-1-1. When Arlington Fire Department arrived, they located a woman that had fallen and was unable to call for help. Chloe’s actions were instrumental in easing the physical and emotional suffering that the woman was experiencing.