ISO’s PPC database reaches 9 million hydrants

As part of ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC®) program, we locate, identify, and track the fire hydrants in the United States. Water supply is one of the major components of a PPC grade, and the hydrant data we provide is of vital importance to firefighters, residents, and insurers. This past February we reached a milestone— more than 9 million hydrants in the United States. See the attached infographic for more information.

Verisk data capture 9 million fire hydrants

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. Go to Fire Chiefs Online to access your complimentary copy of the FSRS. If you're not yet registered, register here.

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 azampella@iso.com for more information.

ISO and Verisk websites

  • isomitigation.com
    ISO Mitigation Online for community officials; learn all about ISO’s PPC® program and BCEGS® program