Fire Chiefs Online Toolbox


The ISO Class One ribbon — indicating the Public Protection Classification (PPC®) — adorns the official shield on all City of Las Vegas Department of Fire and Rescue apparatus.

We want you to get the most value from Fire Chiefs Online. Here are some tips to help you access Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) technical documents and information on community PPC™ surveys.

Tip 1: Access to FSRS technical documents
To access the full text of ISO's FSRS and detailed commentaries on selected sections, click on “PPC Program” from the Fire Chiefs Online home page and select “Fire Suppression Rating Schedule” from the left navigation menu. The commentaries give technical details of the procedures and standards ISO uses in evaluating fire-suppression systems in communities. The information gives you further insight into how ISO develops the Public Protection Classification (PPC™) for a community.

Tip 2: Your community PPC® survey
To access information to assist communities in preparing a PPC survey, click on “PPC Program” from the Fire Chiefs Online home page and select “Your Community’s PPC Survey” from the left navigation menu. You’ll find detailed explanations of what you can expect when ISO surveys your community. You’ll learn about the process and be able to access pre-survey forms.

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 ISO 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 ISO

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 Anthony Zampella, national water resources manager, at 908-821-7689 or e-mail for more information.

ISO and Verisk websites

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