Spring 2010

Spring 2010
Welcome to Community Fire Protection News...

Dear Chief:
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. Take a look at our fire scenario in the newly added section, “You make the call,” and let us know your fireground answers. As a user of Fire Chiefs Online or ISO Mitigation Online, you may already know ISO. But if you’re new to ISO, please keep reading and explore the links. Then, join us in our quest to mitigate the risk of losses from fire in municipalities around the country.

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

International Association of Fire Chiefs President Jeff Johnson Endorses ISO's Revised Fire Suppression Rating Schedule

April 6, 2010

The president and chairman of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Jeff Johnson, has endorsed the upcoming revisions to ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS).

On the Job: Mark Haskell

April 4, 2010

As a community mitigation field representative for the western states, Mark Haskell conducts on-site surveys of fire departments, water delivery systems, and communications systems to determine PPC classifications.

ISO’s PPC Program: Best in Class

April 3, 2010

The city of Syracuse is located at the crossroads of central New York State.

You Make The Call

April 1, 2010

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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