Response Statistics & ISO Rating

Response Statistics
The Patterson Fire Department responds to a wide variety of calls for service including controlling and extinguishing fires, intervention in medical emergencies which threaten life and health, and other emergency events. 

Calls for service are categorized as follows:
  • Fire - Structure, vehicle and wildland fires.
  • Medical Aid - Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls, Rescues and vehicle accidents.
  • Hazardous Condition - Spills, electrical problems, toxic conditions and explosions.
  • Service Calls - Person in distress, water problems, severe weather.
  • Good Intent - Cancelled calls, wrong location or no hazards found.
  • False Calls - False alarms, system malfunctions and malicious false alarms.
  • Other - Miscellaneous service calls.
 Type of Call  2010  2011  2012 2013 2014  2015 
 Fire  63  81 98 107 86  104 
 Medical Aid 748  681 883  879   969  1,064
 Hazardous Conditions  30  31 32   39  26  26
 Service Calls 50 42 62   72
 66 106 
 Good Intent 10  27  59  76  74 81 
 False Alarm  64 68  84  88  87  92
 Other 10 1  6  7 12   9
 TOTAL CALLS  975  931  1,224  1,268 1,320  1,482 

Strike Team Mutual Aid
Additionally, the Patterson Fire Department assists in mutual aid assistance through strike team participation by deploying available resources to major incidents as requested by the Governor's Office of Emergency Service (OES) at anytime during times of local, regional, or statewide emergencies. 

In the last few years, the Patterson Fire Department has assisted in the following major incidents:
  • July 2016: Soberanes Fire (Monterey County, CA)
  • July 2016: Sand Fire (Los Angeles County, CA)
  • June 2016: Erskine Fire (Kern County, CA)
  • September 2015: Butte Fire (Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA)
  • August 2015: Okanogan Complex Fires (Okanogan County, WA)
  • August 2015: Mad River Complex Fires (Trinity County, CA)
  • July 2015: River Complex Fires (Trinity County, CA)
  • July 2015: McCabe Fire (Merced County, CA)
  • May 2014: San Diego Complex Fires (San Diego, CA)
  • August 2014: Bald Fire (Shasta County, CA)
  • August 2014: Eiler Fire (Shasta County, CA)
  • August 2014: Junction Fire (Madera County, CA)
  • September 2014: King Fire (El Dorado County, CA)
Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating

Through the Public Protection Classification (PPC™) program, Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluates the performance of municipal fire suppression capabilities. The City rating schedule consists of three main areas: receiving and handling of fire alarms, the Fire Department, and water distribution and supply. Many communities use the PPC as a benchmark for measuring the effectiveness of their fire-protection services. The PPC program is also a tool that helps communities plan for, budget, and justify improvements. Additionally, insurance companies use PPC information to help establish fair premiums for fire insurance — generally offering lower premiums in communities with better protection.

In July of 2014, the City of Patterson received a Class 02/2Y Public Protection Classification from ISO. The best available is a rating of 1 and a 10 constitutes a need for improvement. For additional information on the Public Protection Classification (PPC™) program, please visit the Insurance Services Office (ISO) webpage.