The Municipal Division evaluates the fire protection capabilities of municipalities and fire districts to determine a Protection Classification for that graded area. The Municipal Division also evaluates the effectiveness of the Building Code Enforcement of municipalities and parishes to determine the Building Code Effectiveness Grading (BCEG) classification. We provide municipal officials, such as fire, water and building departments, with information and advice concerning factors which can affect property insurance ratings.

For an overview of Protection Class and BCEGS gradings and other documentation, please see the “Publications” section of our website.

** To look up a Protection Class or get the latest PPC Index, you must be a registered user on the RAPID website and log into the application.


1.0 How to Request a Free Copy of the FSRS

1.1 How to Download the Louisiana Addendum to the FSRS

1.2 Minimum Criteria for a PPC Rating Better Than Class 10


4.1 Emergency Reporting

4.2 Telecommunications

4.3 Dispatch Circuits

Fire Department

5.1 Engine Companies

5. 2 Reserve Pumpers

5.3 Pump Capacity

5.4 Ladder and Service Companies

5.5 Reserve Ladder and Service Trucks

5. 6 Deployment Analysis

5.7 Existing Company Personnel

5.8 Training

7.3 Operational Considerations

10.2 Fire Prevention

Apparatus Equipment

Water Supply

6.1 Water Supply System

6.2 Hydrant Size, Type and Installation

6.3 Inspection and Fire Flow Testing