Here's a summary of the items ISO considers when reviewing a community’s training for firefighters.
- Facilities and aids
- Drill tower
- Fire building (including smoke room)
- Combustible-liquid pit
(In areas where federal, state, or local officials prohibit the use of combustible-liquid pits, credit may be available for a video depicting extinguishment of flammable-liquid fires. )
- Library and training manuals
- Slide or overhead projectors
- Movie projector or VCR
- Pump cutaway
- Hydrant cutaway
- Half-day (3-hour) drills, 8 per year
- Half-day (3-hour) multiple-company drills, 4 per year
- Night drills (3-hour), 2 per year
Note: ISO may credit a single-company drill under the first and last of these items; ISO may credit multiple-company drills under all three.
- Company training
Company training at fire stations, 20 hours per member per month
- Classes for officers
2 days (6 hours each) per year for all officers
- Driver and operator training
4 half-day (3-hour) sessions per year
- New-driver and operator training
Classes for new drivers and operators, 40 hours
- Training on radioactivity or hazardous materials
1 half-day (3-hour) session per member per year
- Recruit training
240 hours per recruit
- Prefire planning inspections
The community should run a prefire planning inspection of each commercial, industrial, institutional, and other similar structure twice a year for maximum credit in the FSRS. Records of the inspections should include complete and up-to-date notes and sketches.
If the community’s records are incomplete, ISO will reduce the total points credited for training by up to 20 points each for Items A through H.
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