On December 1, 2017, the City of Burleson received a Class 1 Public Protection Classification from the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) which places the city among an elite group of only 270 municipalities in the United States and 52 in the state to receive the highest rating possible, Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1.
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 47 career firefighters, including the chief, one assistant chief, an EMS battalion chief and three battalion 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:
- 2 - 1,500 gallons-per-minute 103-foot ladder trucks
- 2 brush trucks
- 4 - 1,250 gallons-per-minute pumper trucks
- 1 Rescue truck
Water Distribution & Supply
In the City, there are fire 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.