How well protected is your property in the event of a fire? In the Sedona area, this depends on its location.
The Insurance Service Organization (ISO) collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the U.S. For each community, ISO analyzes relevant data and assigns a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property-fire protection; Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire-suppression program doesn’t meet ISO’s minimum criteria. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments like SFD plan and budget for facilities, equipment, and training.
The classification for properties within SFD is based on location. Properties within Sedona city limits are rated as Class 3, unless they are located more than 1000 feet from a fire hydrant (which are rated as Class 8B). Properties within either Coconino or Yavapai Counties have a rating of Class 4 unless they are located more than 5 miles from a staffed fire station; in these cases, the fire-protection rating is Class 10.