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Fire Chiefs Online

Fire Chiefs Online — services for registered fire chiefs

ISO Government Services

ISO Government Solutions — services for government and communities

Special Projects
Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS)

Building Code Effectiveness
Grading Schedule »

ISO has embarked on a project to review and update the criteria for the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®). We are soliciting your feedback to help us develop modifications and additions. Learn more.

FSRS Updates »
ISO has embarked on a project to review and update the content of the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). We have developed a list of potential modifications, and we will beta test the revisions and confer with stake holders before finalizing the document.

Fire Station Database Updates »
ISO is updating our geographic database by verifying the latitude/longitude coordinates of fire stations around the country.

ISO Partnership
EMR ISAC Emergency Management and Response Information Sharing and Analysis Center

ISO is pleased to work with the Emergency Management and Response-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) to help protect critical infrastructures during man-made and natural disasters. For more information, see the FEMA brochure on EMR-ISAC. Or visit the EMR-ISAC website.

Events

Every year, ISO participates in some 25 seminars, conferences, and other events for fire service officials. We often make presentations and lead workshops at these events. »Find out about future events.

Save My Fire Station, Save My House

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Fire is the leading cause of property losses in the homeowners marketplace. In the last decade, fires have caused direct insured losses of more than $120 billion.

In this article, Mike Waters, vice president, ISO Risk Decision Services, and Robert Cobb, ISO national director, Community Hazard Mitigation, discuss how the current economic realities affect local fire stations in communities across the country. They discuss areas such as response times, personnel reductions, and emergency response capabilities. They also emphasize the importance of adequately trained responders, incident management techniques, apparatus and equipment, and water supply. And finally, they suggest how fire departments can overcome those obstacles – through ways such as automatic-aid agreements, shared-resource arrangements, and consolidation and mergers.

Find out more about how the current economic realities affect local fire stations in communities across the country »

 

Customized reports

Customized PPC and BCEGS® reports for your community are available by mail from ISO:

  • PPC report — needed fire flows for the commercial buildings in your community and details of your PPC grading survey (Available free to your community’s fire chief or chief administrative official)
  • BCEGS report — details of your latest BCEGS grading survey (Available free to your community’s building official or chief administrative official)

Mail your request on fire department or building department letterhead, as appropriate, or on your chief administrative official’s letterhead to your ISO Regional Processing Center.

   RELATED RESOURCES

Community Fire Protection News »

Press Releases »

Articles

Have you made changes to your fire department or fire district?

Have you improved or changed your equipment, personnel, training, automatic aid, or other features of your public fire protection? Have the boundaries of your fire district or the locations of stations changed? ISO needs to know. Please complete ISO’s Community Outreach Questionnaire and return it to your ISO Regional Processing Center.

   ISO Podcasts

RADIO@FIREHOUSE.COM

ISO’s Mike Waters and Robert Cobb talk with Chief Billy Goldfeder in a program called Through the Smoke: What Do You Know about ISO?