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. 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.

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 Verisk 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 Verisk

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 Hugh Gibson, national water resources manager, at for more information.

Other Verisk websites