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CFP Newsletter Summer 2014

Summer 2014
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.

CFP News is a joint publication of ISO, a member of the Verisk Analytics Family of Companies, and Verisk Insurance Solutions – Commercial Property. In this issue, we explore the role effective building codes can play when safeguarding against hail damage. Finally, we present an important discussion on the unique fire risks of green construction.

This issue also includes many other industry updates and insights. We hope you’ll find our latest information useful in your own efforts to keep people and property safe against fire and other catastrophes.

Robert L. Andrews
Vice President and Chief Field Operations Officer
Verisk Insurance Solutions – Commercial Property

William M. Raichle
Verisk Insurance Solutions – Commercial Property


Insurers' Report

In the Insurers’ Report column, we discuss some common questions we receive from insurers.
Saint Louis High Marks

High marks in Saint Louis

Saint Louis County, Missouri, recently earned a BCEGS® Class 1 grade for commercial construction and Class 2 for one- and two-family residential construction.

ISO attends the 2013 FLASH Annual Conference

In November, ISO attended the 2013 Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Fire Dept

The role of building codes in reducing natural disaster property losses: Hailstorms in Missouri

by Ralph Dorio
To reduce losses from natural disasters, communities must properly enforce effective building codes.
Solar- Going Green

The unique fire risks of “going green”

Green, or sustainable, building continues to increase in popularity and frequency, spurred by environmental concerns, financial incentives, and increased regulations.
On the Job

Happenings-Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association’s Fire-Rescue East

ISO participated in the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association’s Fire-Rescue EAST conference
On the Job

On the Job: Laurie Donis, field representative, Verisk Commercial Property

Laurie Donis joins ISO after a 26-year career of firefighting in Florida.

You make the call: Summer 2014

You face challenging fires all the time. You’ve received training to assess different types of fires and determine the best firefighting approach.

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