Fall 2010

Fall 2010
Welcome to Community Fire Protection News...

Welcome to Community Fire Protection News, ISO’s online newsletter for concise and topical fire-protection information, tips for navigating ISO websites, relevant industry news, and more. There’s a new fire scenario in the section “You make the call.” Let us know your fireground answers. Also, take a look at the responses from the fire scenario in our last issue. As a user of Fire Chiefs Online or ISO Mitigation Online, you may already know ISO. But if you’re new to ISO, please keep reading and explore the links. Then, join us in our quest to mitigate the risk of losses from fire in municipalities around the country.


Robert “Butch” Cobb
National Director, Community Hazard Mitigation
Deputy Chief, Jersey City, N.J. (Retired)

ISO Remembers 9/11 on Ninth Anniversary

September 4, 2010

As the country and the world take a few moments this month to remember the anniversary of September 11, ISO would like to acknowledge the thousands of civilians and hundreds of emergency responders (firefighters, paramedics, and others) who lost their lives on that tragic day.

On the Job: Kevin Kuntz

September 2, 2010

As an assistant vice president with ISO’s Risk Decision Services, Kevin Kuntz leads the Risk Engineering and Technical Support & Training groups.

Fire-Rescue International and Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference

September 1, 2010

Fire-Rescue International Highlights ISO Expertise in Fire Suppression and Community Fire Protection

You Make the Call

August 31, 2010

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

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 hugh.gibson@verisk.com for more information.

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