The Dwelling Protection Grade (DPG) is a numerical system scaled from one to five.

This is a rating system on fire protection with one (1) representing the best dwelling protection grade and five (5) indicating little or no public fire protection.

These grades reflect the ability of a community to extinguish fires in small buildings such as a single family dwellings.

Examples would include a one (1) being a home in a city with professional firefighters available to deal with any fires. A five (5) would be a farmhouse located beyond 13 kilometers of a responding firehall.

When an insurance company is considering your property the fire rating will be part of how they determine the price you will pay. The most basic coverage is fire and is still the main reason claims are paid out.