Dale Thomure

CBO, CFM

Milpitas, California, enhances customer service through technology

By Dale Thomure
July 4, 2017

When most people think of municipal services, they probably don’t think of words like “easy,” “convenient,” or “customer-friendly.” Milpitas, California’s Building and Safety Department is changing that dynamic. Through modern technology, they’re streamlining processes to make them simpler, easier to use, and more accessible to customers and professionals who work with them.

Spreading the word on building code effectiveness

By Dale Thomure
April 6, 2017

One of the many services ISO’s Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®) program provides is presentations around the country on the program, how it works, and the importance of the classifications to community stakeholders. We do about 20 presentations a year and speak with building industry groups, floodplain managers, emergency managers, building officials, municipal officials, and others.

BCEGS® Spotlight: Washington County, Maryland

By Dale Thomure
September 3, 2016

) program rates the effectiveness and enforcement of building codes in communities throughout the United States.

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...

Building codes show significant improvement in states participating in BCEGS®

By Dale Thomure
January 1, 2016

In February 2016, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation published our National Building Code Assessment Report , which provided a snapshot of the nation’s building codes. However, that moment in time doesn’t tell the whole story, so we created our National Building Code Analysis —an analysis of each state—and reported on the trends we identified. That analysis, released in October, was, quite frankly...

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. Go to Fire Chiefs Online to access your complimentary copy of the FSRS. If you're not yet registered, register here.

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