Welcome to Community Fire Protection News...
Welcome to Community Fire Protection News, our online newsletter for fire chiefs and insurers. We provide concise and topical fire protection information, relevant community mitigation and insurance news, and more.
We’re excited to introduce you to our first expanded issue of CFP News — now published jointly by ISO (a member of the Verisk Analytics Family of Companies) and Verisk Insurance Solutions. ISO continues to focus on its core expertise in community mitigation — providing services, programs, and knowledge in all matters related to fire protection, building codes, and flood. In 2010, Verisk Analytics introduced the Verisk Insurance Solutions umbrella brand, which includes ISO. Verisk Insurance Solutions highlights the company’s comprehensive set of products and services for the property/casualty insurance marketplace. Together, ISO and Verisk offer high-quality data, leading-edge analytics, and unparalleled decision support capabilities.
In this issue, don’t miss our lead story on the newly revised version of ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule — a major revision that reflects current trends in fire prevention and protection. Take a look at the progress of a Department of Homeland Security study on high-rise safety, resource deployment, and building design. And don’t miss our first-ever “You Make the Call” video, which shows an actual wildfire in progress and the resulting property destruction. Take note of our “Insurers’ Report” column, where we explain why identifying the nearest fire station is insufficient to meet the needs of property insurers. We think insurers and fire officials will be surprised at the statistics we track and update regularly in “By the Numbers.”
In the battle against property loss, fire department officials around the country can be confident that ISO is an objective source for information and technical support, and insurers can rest assured that Verisk will provide them with the services and tools they need to remain competitive.
Robert “Butch” Cobb
National Director, Community Hazard Mitigation
Deputy Chief, Jersey City, N.J. (Retired)
William M. Raichle
President, Verisk Insurance Solutions – Commercial Property