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What do fire station type codes mean?

A responding fire station's type describes its level of staffing and equipment.

Type A (or Class A) fire stations are staffed and/or equipped at a higher level than Type B (Class B) fire stations.

This difference can affect a property's Protection Class (PC). If a property is within five road miles of a Type A station and meets fire hydrant and other requirements, the worst PC the property can get is an 8.

Credit from Type B stations is limited to PC 9. In other words, if a Type B station is the only station within five road miles of a property, the best PC the property can get is a 9.

You'll see these codes in Protection and in PropertyEDGE.

In Protection, you'll see them after you click on "Responding Fire Stations."

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In PropertyEDGE, you'll see them after you click on "Click for Nearest 10 Stations."

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