Winter 2010

Winter 2010
Welcome to Community Fire Protection News...

Welcome to the first issue of Community Fire Protection News, ISO’s online newsletter for concise and topical fire-protection information, tips for navigating ISO websites, relevant industry news, and more. As a user of Fire Chiefs Online or ISO Mitigation Online, you may already know ISO. But if you’re new to ISO, please take a look and explore the links. Then, join us in our quest to mitigate the risks of losses from fire in municipalities around the country.


Robert “Butch” Cobb
National Director, Community Hazard Mitigation
Deputy Chief, Jersey City, N.J. (retired)

Industry Experts Speak Out

January 6, 2010

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is pleased to congratulate ISO on their inaugural issue of Community Fire Protection News.

“Through the Smoke” Podcast

January 5, 2010

At the IAFC Fire-Rescue International, held in August 2009 in Dallas, Chief Billy Goldfeder conducted a “Through the Smoke” podcast.

Fire Chiefs Online Toolbox

January 3, 2010

We want you to get the most value from Fire Chiefs Online.

On the Job

January 1, 2010

At ISO for more than 38 years, Chris Lummus is involved in surveying and grading communities to develop PPC™ and Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®) classifications for the Mid-Central states.

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 for more information.

ISO and Verisk websites

    ISO Mitigation Online for community officials; learn all about ISO’s PPC™ program and BCEGS® program