Insurance Services Offices Rating

On December 15, 2015, the City of Burleson received a Class 2 Public Protection Classification from the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO). This was a 3 point improvement from a 1999 Class 5 rating. The best available is a “1” and the worst available is a “10.”

Rating Purpose
The rating, established by ISO, evaluates the performance of municipal fire suppression capabilities. The City rating schedule consists of three main areas:
  • The Fire Department
  • Receiving and handling of fire alarms
  • Water distribution and supply
The ranking of these items leads to an overall Public Protection Classification, which is one element used to determine fire insurance rates.

The Fire Department
The Burleson Fire Department consists of three fire stations and 39 career firefighters, including the chief and two battalion fire chiefs. The first career firefighters were hired in 1998. Those firefighters started 24-hour shifts in 2001.

Burleson is 26 square miles. The department has:
  • 1 - 1,500 gallons-per-minute 103-foot ladder truck
  • 2 brush trucks
  • 4 - 1,250 gallons-per-minute pumper trucks
  • 1 Rescue truck
Water Distribution & Supply
In the City, there are five hydrants an average of 320 feet apart. Burleson also has mutual aid agreements with multiple area fire agencies.

Because of the improvements made by the City of Burleson over the past few years, citizens receive a higher level of fire protection and overall public safety.