CFP News

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.

You Make The Call

January 2, 2015

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

Insurers’ Report

January 1, 2015

In the Insurers’ Report column, we discuss some common questions we receive from insurers.

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