CFP News

I never saw that coming — Cancer in the fire service

By Tom Weber
September 1, 2016

The situation has become so dire that 33 states and 9 Canadian provinces made cancer a presumptive job-related injury.

Fire risk in the WUI: An interview with U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell

April 6, 2016

One of the central topics facing the fire service is the fact that trends indicate fire risk has been growing in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

Wildland-urban interface risks are increasing

By Tom Weber
April 4, 2016

According to Tom Harbour, former director of the United States Forest Service (USFS), 2015 was a record year for the national fire season.

California burning: An analysis of the summer 2015 wildfires

With at least six lives lost and thousands of properties destroyed from raging wildfires, the summer of 2015 was a season of terrible devastation for Northern California.

ISO releases major state building code report

April 1, 2016

ISO released the National Building Code Assessment Report on the status of the nation’s building codes, including individual assessments of each participating state.

You make The Call

March 31, 2016

The ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC) program’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is strongly influenced by the NFPA 1620 recommendation for annual preincident planning.

FLASH®: Fighting for safe homes

January 6, 2016

An interview with FLASH President and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH ® ) is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and man-made disasters. FLASH collaborates with more than 100 innovative and diverse partners that share its vision of making America a more disaster-resistant nation, including...

Resilience: An American underdog story

By Jason G. Taylor
January 5, 2016

America loves a good underdog story. Maybe it’s because our country started out as one, or maybe it’s just human nature. Perhaps the iconic movie character who epitomizes the spirit of the underdog is Rocky Balboa from the Rocky movies. This undersized everyman fighter from working-class Philadelphia competed without the benefit of modern training or support and still achieved his full potentia...

Fort Lauderdale Fire Station 2: The nation’s busiest

By Tom Weber
January 4, 2016

L-R: Robert Andrews, vice president and chief field operations officer, Verisk Insurance Solutions – Underwriting; Bradley Bain, CFPS, vice president, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation; Tom Weber, national director, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation; and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Chiefs Bob Hoecherl, Chantel Botting, and Jeff Lucas. For 35 years, Firehouse magazine has published an annual nationa...

San Antonio becomes first Texas community to earn BCEGS® Class 1

By Dale Thomure
January 3, 2016

Roderick J. Sanchez, AICP, CBO Director, Development Services Department In September 2016, the City of San Antonio became the first community in Texas to earn a classification of 1 from ISO Community Hazard Mitigation’s Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS ® ). After reviewing San Antonio’s Development Services Department (DSD), ISO was happy to acknowledge the department’s...

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 ISO 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 ISO

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 Anthony Zampella, national water resources manager, at 908-821-7689 or e-mail azampella@iso.com for more information.

ISO and Verisk websites

  • isomitigation.com
    ISO Mitigation Online for community officials; learn all about ISO’s PPC® program and BCEGS® program