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In recognition of the City's active efforts to reduce wildfire risks, the Firewise Communities/USA program has designated Shavano Park as a Firewise Community! This recognition is the result of a joint effort by the Shavano Park Tree Committee and the Fire Department to raise awareness of wildfire prevention over the past year.

Since 2002, The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. The City is joining the growing network of more than 1200 recognized Firewise communities from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.

As apart of this program, on August 6th from 9am to noon the Fire Department will be hosting a Chipper Day for residents for brush and yard debris. Select Read More for more details.
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The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) collects information on municipal fire protection efforts in communities and analyzes the data using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. ISO will then assign a Public Protection Classification ranging from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. On June 10, 2016 the City of Shavano Park Fire Department received a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016. The City received 80.07 out of 109.76 points possible in an audit conducted February 17, 2016.

This places the Shavano Park Fire Department in elite company among the nation's fire departments (click Read More for graphs).

This rating entitles the property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums. Property owners should contact their insurance providers to inquire if their premiums will be impacted by the new classification rating.

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