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The ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC®) program’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is strongly influenced by the NFPA 1620 recommendation for annual preincident planning. Preincident planning is one full point of training credit. The video references the importance of preplanning for structural firefighting, and preplanning in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) may be even more important because of the greater risks for catastrophic losses.

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



There are many reasons fire departments find it difficult to develop programs to accomplish annual updates.

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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