Fall 2011

Fall 2011
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. In this issue, we honor the memory of the lives lost in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

The fire scenario in this month’s “You Make the Call” section centers on warehouse fires. Let us know your fireground answers, and be sure to look at the responses from the fire scenario in our last issue. Also, please explore our other features and links.

A community’s investment in fire mitigation is a proven and reliable predictor of future fire losses. Virtually all property/casualty insurers in the United States use ISO’s Public Protection Classifications for a variety of marketing and underwriting purposes, generally offering lower premiums to property owners in communities with better fire protection. By offering economic benefits to communities that invest in firefighting services, the program provides a unique incentive for improving and maintaining public fire protection. In the battle against property loss, fire department officials can be confident that ISO is an objective source for information and technical support.

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

Fire Departments across the Country Remember 9/11 on Tenth Anniversary

September 6, 2011

Fire departments nationwide commemorated 9/11 in various ways, and ISO employees attended many of the ceremonies.

Fire Rescue International 2011

September 5, 2011

ISO participated in the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire Rescue International (FRI) in Atlanta, Georgia, the week of August 23, 2011.

Fire Chiefs Online

September 4, 2011

ISO is currently updating the Fire Chiefs Online website, and we'll be releasing the revision by the end of the year.

On the Job: Peyton Bullen

September 3, 2011

Peyton Bullen has evaluated fire protection in communities across the state and helped formulate Public Protection Classification (PPC) gradings in accordance with ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS).

You Make the Call

September 2, 2011

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 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