Welcome to Community Fire Protection News...
Welcome to Community Fire Protection News, our online newsletter for the fire service, insurers, building officials, water professionals, and emergency responders. We provide concise and topical fire protection information, relevant community mitigation and insurance news, and more.
CFP News is a joint publication of Verisk Insurance Solutions and its ISO Community Hazard Mitigation business. In this issue, we explore new technology, safety issues, and other activities in community hazard mitigation. In an interview with Chief Gary S. Allyn of the West Hartford Fire Department, we discuss the decline in fire frequency, and that topic is featured in our “You Make the Call” video poll. We get a very personal perspective on cancer in the fire service from one of our own, Chief Tom Weber, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation national director. Other articles provide insight on how Washington County, Maryland, attained its BCEGS® class 2 designation, a look at a traditional fire department wetdown, and an introduction to our new ISO logo.
This issue also includes many industry updates and insights. We hope you’ll find our latest information useful in your own efforts to keep people and property safe against fire and other catastrophes.
Robert L. Andrews
Vice President and Chief Field Operations Officer
Verisk Insurance Solutions