You make the call

Sizing up a commercial property

The importance of 'sizing up' a commercial property

The initial “size-up” of a commercial property is critical for determining the fire department’s effectiveness in fighting a structure fire.

An effective size-up starts with pre-incident planning activities. A fire department that conducts pre-incident planning within its community is better prepared to handle emergencies when they occur.

You Make the Call: Pre-Incident Planning


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