Here’s a summary of the items ISO considers when reviewing a community’s training for firefighters.

  • Training facilities
    • Drill tower
    • Live fire training structure (including smoke room)
    • 2-acre training area
  • Use of facilities
    • 18 hours per year per firefighter (for maximum credit)
  • Company training
    • Company training at fire stations, 16 hours per member per month (for maximum credit)
  • Classes for officers
    • Certification of all officers
    • 12 hours per year of continuing education for all officers (for maximum credit)
  • New driver and operator training
    • Classes for new drivers and operators, 60 hours (for maximum credit)
  • Existing driver and operator training
    • Classes for existing drivers and operators, 12 hours (for maximum credit)
  • Training on hazardous materials
    • 6-hour session per member per year (for maximum credit)
  • Recruit training
    • 240 hours per recruit in the first year (for maximum credit)
  • Building familiarization for prefire planning programs

The community should conduct a prefire planning inspection of each commercial, industrial, institutional, and other similar structure once a year for maximum credit in the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). Records of the inspections should include complete and up-to-date notes and sketches.

  • Records

When no records exist for training, there will be no credit for items A through H in Section 570 of the FSRS.