CFP News

By the Numbers

January 5, 2013

Verisk and ISO track and regularly update key numbers of interest to insurers, community officials, and the fire service.

On the Job: Anthony Zampella

January 4, 2013

Before joining ISO in 2001, Anthony Zampella served with the North Plainfield, New Jersey, Fire Department for 25 years and retired as deputy fire chief in charge of all fire and EMS operations.

Insurers' Report

January 3, 2013

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

You Make the Call: New Challenge

January 2, 2013

You face challenging fires all the time. You’ve received training to assess different types of fires and determine the best firefighting approach.

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

July 6, 2012

On April 25 and 26, 2012, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) hosted the 24th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars in Washington, D.C.

Western Fire Chiefs Association: 2012 President's Forum

July 5, 2012

ISO participated in the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) President’s Forum in Seattle, Washington.

ISO Invited to Celebrate Fire Chief Alan Brunacini’s 75th

July 4, 2012

Chief Alan Brunacini, one of the most prominent leaders in the fire service, was the first active fire service member to hold the position of chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

By the Numbers

July 3, 2012

Here are a few national statistics about fire that we think you’ll find interesting.

On The Job: Ron Bateman

July 2, 2012

Before joining ISO, Ron Bateman was with the Volusia County (West Virginia) Department of Fire Services for 27 years, serving the first 2 years as a volunteer and the last 25 as a career officer.

Insurers' Corner

July 1, 2012

Without knowing the boundaries of independent fire protection areas, insurers can’t accurately assess the fire protection for a building or assign a PPC code for rating purposes.

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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