CFP News

ISO Brings Together Fire Service Leaders and Insurers at The Congressional Fire Services Institute’s Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

July 7, 2013

On May 8–9, 2013, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) hosted the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars in Washington, D.C.

Establishing and enforcing stronger building codes

July 6, 2013

Attendees of BuildStrong’s National Thought Leaders Forum on Building Codes were surveyed on what they believe best describes why the costs of damage from natural disasters continue to rise every year.

National Fire Operations Reporting System Stakeholder Meeting

July 5, 2013

Butch Cobb, national director of ISO’s Community Hazard Mitigation Programs, and Bob Glunt, PPC technical coordinator, Risk Engineering, attended a stakeholder meeting on March 19 and 20 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. for the National Fire Operations Reporting System.

Commercial Property Roundtable: Emerging Issues

July 4, 2013

Verisk Commercial Property held its first-ever Commercial Property Roundtable in Orlando, Florida, in April.

Hugh Gibson, Manager, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation

July 3, 2013

Skip Gibson at his swearing-in ceremony for the Cherry Hill Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners, with Cherry Hill Township Councilman Jim Bannar, a fellow retired firefighter.

Insurers' Report

July 2, 2013

In the Insurers’ Report column, we’ll be discussing some common questions we get from insurers.

ISO's Fire Suppression Rating Schedule: Reinvented and Revised

January 10, 2013

Fire remains one of the leading causes of property loss. A community’s efforts to mitigate those losses before, during, or after a fire are of great importance to insurers.

Farmers Insurance and ISO Team up at Fire-Rescue International 2012 and the Wildfire Prevention Regional Conference

January 9, 2013

ISO evaluates the effectiveness and enforcement of building codes in more than 21,000 individual communities nationwide representing 87 percent of the U.S. population.

Western Fire Chiefs Association: Butch Cobb Presented with President's Award

January 8, 2013

ISO participated in the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) 2012 annual business meeting at Fire-Rescue International in Denver in August 2012.

High-Rise Buildings: Can You Minimize the Spread of Fire?

January 7, 2013

Can you minimize the spread of fire in high-rise buildings?

ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule

Our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is free to chiefs and other fire officials. It's a manual containing the criteria Verisk uses in reviewing the fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities of individual communities or fire protection areas. To recieve a copy of the FSRS, contact our National Processing Center at 1-800-444-4554 and select Option 2.

H2O and Verisk

Water supply and distribution systems are important factors in determining a community’s ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC®). We provide complimentary educational training and seminars to water providers and associations throughout the country. Contact Hugh Gibson, national water resources manager, at for more information.

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