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.
CFP News is a joint publication of Verisk Insurance Solutions and its ISO Community Hazard Mitigation business. In this issue, we focus on water resources—a vital topic for firefighters and municipalities—with a look to the future as well. We start with a discussion about the critical relationship between fire departments and water providers. Then we interview Fire Chief Michael R. Duyck, EFO, CFO, MIFireE, of Tualatin Valley (Oregon) Fire & Rescue and talk about water resources, cancer in the fire service, and the future of the service. Next we go to Bozeman, Montana and a discussion with John Alston, water superintendent for the Bozeman Water Department, about fire hydrant maintenance in a cold environment. Other articles feature important information on fighting fires on buildings with solar panels, our Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®) presentation schedule for 2017, and a special tribute to the late Dr. Harry Hickey, a pioneering member of the mitigation community and dear friend to ISO Community Hazard Mitigation.
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