Industry Experts Speak Out

“The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is pleased to congratulate ISO on their inaugural issue of Community Fire Protection News.  ISO has recently set the stage for a new era of cooperation with the fire and emergency service and the communities it serves. This newsletter is just another example of the new ways ISO is developing resources and practical tools with and for the fire service. However, this work cannot be sustained without an equal commitment by fire service leaders to stay informed, understand the issues, and provide practical and timely feedback into the process. Together we can make the difference.”

Chief Jeffrey D. Johnson, EFO, CFO, MIFireE
IAFC President and Chairman of the Board

The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of more than 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders.  IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Learn more about the IAFC.

Another affiliate organization is the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System — a voluntary, confidential, nonpunitive, and secure reporting system with the goal of improving firefighter safety. Visit the website to review submitted reports and learn more. By collecting and analyzing information on near-miss events, the industry can make improvements in command, education, operations, and training.

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.

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