Fire Underwriters Survey
The Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) is a national organization of private sector property and casualty insurance providers. FUS provides data from surveys of fire protection programs throughout Canada. The results of these surveys are utilized by insurance providers to establish the Public Fire Protection Classification (PFPC) and Dwelling Protection Grade (DPG) within a community, both of which have an impact on insurance premiums of affected properties.
The PFPC grading system evaluates the ability of a community’s fire protection programs to prevent and control major fires that may occur in multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings, as well as construction developments. The PFPC is a numerical grading system scaled from 1 to 10. Class 1 is the highest grading possible, whereas Class 10 indicates that little or no fire protection is in place.
The DPG assesses the protection available for buildings such as single-family dwellings. The DPG is a numerical grading system scaled from 1 to 5. One (1) is the highest grading possible, and five (5) indicates little or no fire protection is provided.
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