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. 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