You Make the Call

The ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC®) program works with fire departments to analyze and measure their performance in the community. Recent data has shown that fire frequency is decreasing, and one important reason is that fire departments are doing an excellent job in education and prevention. The video discusses fire frequency and the difficulty of measuring the success of these programs—essentially, how do you measure fires that don’t happen?

Fire and Data Conversations - An ISO Video Series...

Fire Frequency - Part 1


There are many good reasons to educate your community on how your department is helping reduce the frequency of fires, but measuring the results is difficult.

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 for more information.

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