• Fenton Fire District
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services
  • CFAI Accredited

Fenton Fire District Receives ISO Class 1

Fenton, MO -- April 1, 2016 -- The Fenton Fire Protection District is proud to announce the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has awarded the district a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating effective April 1, 2016.

The Fenton Fire Protection District is currently the only agency in the State of Missouri to enjoy this extraordinary rating for fire protection. The Class 1 rating is the highest score awarded to fire protection agencies in the United States and represents the best possible fire protection services. Less than 160 of the 48,000 rated fire protection agencies in the United States are rated Class 1.

ISO ratings are used by insurance companies in the establishment of commercial and residential insurance rates. The rating is based on a detailed evaluation of the district’s operations, water supplies, emergency communications center, and community risk reduction.

The district’s improvement to an ISO Class 1 was facilitated by the processes addressed through the accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and through the dedicated efforts of the firefighters, paramedics, chief officers, and staff of the Fenton Fire Protection District, Missouri American Water Company, and Central County Emergency 911.

Internationally Accredited...

accred-sticker-logo.gifFenton, MO -- March 26, 2009 -- The Fenton Fire Protection District has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The district met the criteria established through the CFAI's voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. The Fenton Fire Protection District is the first fire department in St. Louis County to achieve accreditation, and only the second in the state of Missouri. Internationally there are only 162 agencies that have received International Agency Accreditation status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

The process of accreditation provides the organization and the citizens many benefits including:

  • Provides mechanisms to evaluate expenditures that are directly related to improved or expanded service delivery in the community
  • Nationally-accepted response criteria
  • Elevates the level of professionalism
  • Well-defined response and resource evaluation
  • The promotion of excellence within the fire and emergency services
  • Encouraging quality improvement through a continuous self assessment process
  • Providing a detailed evaluation of a department and the services it provides to the community
  • Identifying areas of strength and weakness within a department
  • A mechanism for developing strategic and program action plan
  • Provides a continuous improvement model

Defining Standards of Response

nightambo.jpgFenton, MO -- March 26, 2009 -- The Fenton Fire Protection District has developed standard of response coverage commitments as it relates to fire alarm processing time, tumout time, and travel time. The following standards represent our commitment to our community for fire and emergency medical services.

  • The first arriving engine company to an emergency fire call within district will have a travel time to the emergency incident of 6 minutes, 30 seconds or less, 90% of the time from en route to on scene time.
  • The full first alarm assignment (all five fire trucks) to an emergency fire call within district will have a travel time to the emergency incident of 13 minutes or less, 90% of the time from en route to on scene time.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) care will have a travel time to the scene of an emergency medical call, within the district, of 6 minutes or less, 90% of the time from en route to on scene time. All of the Fenton Fire Protection District's front line equipment is equipped to provide advanced life support level care.