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.

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.

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 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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