CFP News

Community Mitigation Articles

July 29, 2015

ISO provides a wide-range of resources on Community Mitigation. On this page are articles that you will find useful and informative.

The building has a sprinkler, now what?

April 4, 2015

Sprinkler systems are critical fire safety measures. But knowing whether a building has a sprinkler system is only part of assessing potential property loss.

How prepared is your local fire department? Public Protection Classification (PPC) helps answer that question and more

April 3, 2015

Numbers don’t lie. Statistical data shows that better fire protection means lower fire losses. That’s why property insurers turn to Public Protection Classification (PPC™).

How insurers can prepare for wildland fires

April 2, 2015

As someone who devoted so much of his life preparing for emergency scenarios, I’m amazed how the actuaries, engineers, scientists, and other professionals at Verisk find new ways to merge different disciplines to generate advanced analytical predictive tools. One such tool is FireLine™.

On the Job: Rhoda Mae Kerr

By Tom Weber
April 1, 2015

Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr is a fourth-generation firefighter who recently became the first woman elected president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

You Make the Call: Search and rescue operations

March 31, 2015

We want to poll our readers to determine when you believe search and rescue operations should begin on a fire ground.

Turning science into tactics: A conversation with Eddie Buchanan

January 6, 2015

Chief Eddie Buchanan, Division Chief, Hanover (Virginia) Fire & EMS.

Why building codes matter

By Ralph Dorio
January 5, 2015

An assessment of last summer’s earthquake in Napa, California, from AIR Worldwide, a Verisk Analytics business, really hit home for me.

Happenings - A good run for a great cause

By Anthony Zampella Jr.
January 4, 2015

This past August, I had the rare opportunity to combine work, fitness, and charitable support — not a bad trifecta.

On the Job: Chief Otto Drozd

January 3, 2015

Chief Otto Drozd led the fire service in Hialeah, Florida, and El Paso, Texas, before returning to his home state of Florida as chief of the Orange County Fire Rescue.

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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