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. To recieve a copy of the FSRS, contact our National Processing Center at 1-800-444-4554 and select Option 2.

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