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 technology and how it can help in community mitigation. We have the second part of our interview with Fire Chief Michael R. Duyck, EFO, CFO, MIFireE, of Tualatin Valley (Oregon) Fire & Rescue, in which he talks about data and the future of the fire service. We take you to Milpitas, California, to learn how building safety officials there enhance customer service through technology. Two of our experts talk about how accurate record keeping is the key to an efficient ISO grading. And then we honor Palm Coast, Florida, for achieving a Class 4 rating from the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. Finally, “you make the call” to tell us about drones and your emergency operations.
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