Fire Suppression Rating Schedule Overview
Submitted and pending regulatory review
The Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is a schedule filed with state departments of insurance that contains the criteria ISO uses in reviewing the fire suppression capabilities of individual communities. The schedule measures the major elements of a community’s fire suppression system and develops a numerical grade called a Public Protection Classification (PPC™).
The FSRS incorporates nationally accepted standards developed by such organizations as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). When those organizations update their standards, the ISO evaluation changes as well, allowing the PPC program to provide a useful benchmark that helps fire departments and other public officials measure the effectiveness of their efforts — and plan for improvements.
ISO filed a revised schedule in December 2012 with changes focusing on areas that have a proven effect on fire suppression and prevention as well as revisions that align the schedule’s requirements with those of nationally accepted standards. The schedule now recognizes proactive efforts to reduce fire risk and frequency.
The new schedule continues to evaluate the three major categories of fire suppression: fire department, emergency communications, and water supply. In addition, it includes a new Community Risk Reduction section that recognizes community efforts to reduce losses through fire prevention, public fire safety education, and fire investigation.
View the FSRS submitted to regulators.
Review our press release: ISO Files Revisions to Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and Public Protection Classification Structure.
View our web seminar on ISO’s PPC program and FSRS updates.
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