Spring 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. There’s a new fire scenario in the section “You Make the Call.” Let us know your fireground answers. Also, take a look at the responses from the fire scenario in our last issue. As a user of Fire Chiefs Online or ISO Mitigation Online, you may already know ISO. But if you’re new to ISO, please take a look and explore the links. Then, join us in our quest to mitigate the risks of losses from fire in municipalities around the country. The nation’s fire departments face challenges in staffing, recruiting, and training; mutual aid and collaboration; and water supply. In the battle against property loss, fire department officials around the country can be confident that ISO is an objective source for information and technical support. ISO’s PPC program provides a useful road map and economic incentives that can help local officials make the best available choices for improving local fire protection.


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

ISO Welcomes IAFC President Jack Parow to Jersey City

April 4, 2011

ISO recently welcomed Jack Parow, president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), to ISO headquarters in Jersey City, N.J.

On the Job: Jeff Edwards

April 1, 2011

As a field representative in Texas, Jeff Edwards conducts on-site surveys of fire departments, water delivery systems, and communications systems in communities across the state to determine Public Protection Classification (PPC) gradings.

You Make The Call

March 31, 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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