Summer 2014

Summer 2014
Welcome to Community Fire Protection News...

Welcome to Community Fire Protection News, our online newsletter for fire chiefs and insurers. We provide concise and topical fire protection information, relevant community mitigation and insurance news, and more.

CFP News is a joint publication of ISO, a member of the Verisk Analytics Family of Companies, and Verisk Insurance Solutions – Commercial Property. In this issue, we explore the role effective building codes can play when safeguarding against hail damage. Finally, we present an important discussion on the unique fire risks of green construction.

This issue also includes many other 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 – Commercial Property

William M. Raichle
Verisk Insurance Solutions – Commercial Property

Insurers’ Report

July 8, 2014

In the Insurers’ Report column, we discuss some common questions we receive from insurers.

The role of building codes in reducing natural disaster property losses: Hailstorms in Missouri

July 7, 2014

To reduce losses from natural disasters, communities must properly enforce effective building codes.

The unique fire risks of “going green”

July 6, 2014

Green, or sustainable, building continues to increase in popularity and frequency, spurred by environmental concerns, financial incentives, and increased regulations.

Laurie Donis, field representative, Verisk Commercial Property

July 5, 2014

Laurie Donis joins ISO after a 26-year career of firefighting in Florida.

Happenings-Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association’s Fire-Rescue EAST

July 4, 2014

ISO participated in the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association’s Fire-Rescue EAST conference

ISO attends the 2013 FLASH Annual Conference

July 3, 2014

In November, ISO attended the 2013 Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

High marks in Saint Louis

July 2, 2014

Saint Louis County, Missouri, recently earned a BCEGS® Class 1 grade for commercial construction and Class 2 for one- and two-family residential construction.

You Make the Call

July 1, 2014

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 for more information.

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