In this web seminar, you’ll learn about ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) program, the system under which we review the firefighting capabilities of nearly 48,000 fire districts across the United States. You’ll also hear about the newly implemented revisions to our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS), the manual we use in collecting and processing data for those evaluations. Fire chiefs and community officials can rely on ISO as an objective source of information and support. In this important session, you’ll learn what every community should know and understand about the PPC program.
Who Should Watch:
Personal and commercial lines underwriters, risk managers, portfolio managers, SPI Plus customers, loss control management personnel, fire chiefs, and other municipal officials
Original Presentation Date:
Monday, January 21, 2013
Chief Robert Cobb serves as National Director of ISO’s Community Hazard Mitigation and directs ISO’s public fire protection information gathering and analysis process that includes the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. He has more than 40 years of subject-matter expertise, with numerous examples of design and implementation of innovative ideas within his department. These include authoring specialized incident management guidelines for the Jersey City Fire Department, which comprises 650 uniformed personnel operating 28 pieces of apparatus from 17 fire stations. In addition to his considerable background in fire suppression, he was also responsible for the city’s emergency all-hazard planning process. Chief Cobb is a nationally recognized fire service expert and frequently requested speaker at industry conferences. He has served as a contributing editor for a leading fire service periodical, Firehouse Magazine, and is the author of more than 50 fire service–related articles.
He recently retired as Jersey City’s Deputy Chief/Fire Department Operations and Deputy Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management/Homeland Security. He has a career of fire department experience, including a current volunteer and past fire chief of the West Milford, N.J., Fire Department, and a past chief of the Dumont, N.J., Fire Department.
Bob Glunt began his career with ISO in 1977 as a Public Protection Field Representative, and has worked in PPC and Survey Services for more than 30 years. He has served as a PPC mentor and has been involved in technical training for new field representatives. Mr Glunt currently supports the PPC program in varying positions of responsibility, and is an active team member for the development of the revised FSRS. He holds the National Fire Protection Association’s Certified Fire Protection Specialist designation.