Fire Prevention Office
The purpose of Rhome Fire Rescue’s Prevention Division is to reduce the community’s risk of fire and preventable injuries. The Division places community and firefighter safety at the forefront. This is achieved with a coordinated effort between the residents, businesses, community groups, and fire personnel. The groups work closely to identify hazards, mitigate potential loss, and educate the community with diverse fire and life safety programs and events.
- Occupancy inspections
- Annual Business inspections
- Plan review
- Attend meetings regarding new building projects
- Respond to inquiries regarding fire codes and regulations
- Fire investigation
- ISO Review
- Hydrant testing
- Coordinate events with PIO
- Community Risk Reduction
The City of Rhome has adopted the 2018 International Fire Code, as well as recommended amendments to the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) by North Central Texas Council of Government Region, as well as local amendments.
Open burning is prohibited in the City of Rhome. Click link below for the Burn Ordinance and information on recreational fires.
Insurance Services Office (ISO) Protection Class
Rhome Fire Rescue currently holds a 4/4X Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office (ISO).
PPC numbers range from 1 to 10, with 1 being the very best and 10 representing less than minimum recognized fire protection. To determine a community’s PPC, ISO conducts a field survey, visiting the community and observing and evaluating features of the fire protection systems. Specifically, ISO evaluates the emergency communications systems, the fire department and its fire suppression capabilities, the community’s water supply, and the community’s risk reduction efforts.
A high rating from the ISO can ultimately mean lower personal and commercial property insurance rates for members of the ranked community, as ISO statistics reveal communities with higher ratings have bigger reductions in loss of life and property when fire does occur. Homeowners and commercial insurance policy holders in the City of Rhome should remind their insurance companies of the ISO rating at the time of renewal, as rates and premiums could see a reduction. Most U.S. insurers, including the largest companies, use PPC information as part of their decision-making when determining who to insure, the amount of coverage allowed, and premium costs.