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 community mitigation and insurance news and more.
In this issue, we focus on the importance of benchmarking data and how it can help community mitigation. First, one of our experts talks about how mitigating the effects of natural disasters like Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey before they happen is key to community planning throughout the United States. Then, we describe the three essential factors which make sure that data you rely on can help a fire department make accurate comparisons, as well as how ISO reviews and establishes more than 100 data points for use in the grading schedule. Next, we discuss how ISO collects, maintains, and analyzes a vast amount of water system data. We present an interview with Stuart McElhaney of ESCI who talks about how benchmarking helps community mitigation. Finally, “you make the call” to tell us what you think about residential home inspections.
This issue 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