Fire Service

FireLine Examines the Erskine Wildfire

To date, wildfires in California this season have burned more than 150,000 acres, and—with five major wildfires burning at this writing—that number continues to grow. California seems poised for yet another year of...

FireLine and the Fort McMurray Fire

As of this writing, firefighters are still battling the Fort McMurray fire in Western Canada, and authorities are restricting access to the area. The fire is a major incident, and Verisk’s Property Claim Services ® (P...

Where do you stand on vegetative roofs?

New green products and technologies are constantly becoming available to homeowners and businesses. One of the more intriguing innovations for city dwellers is vegetative roofs. They’re eco-friendly and appropriate fo...

Getting to Class 1

ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC ® ) program recognizes the efforts of communities to provide structural fire protection services for citizens and property owners. Insurance companies use PPC information to...

Creede, Colorado, Fire Department: From natural resources to resourcefulness

The ISO Community Hazard Mitigation staff visits a lot of fire departments in our quest to evaluate the quality of public fire protection for our Public Protection Classification (PPC ® ) program. As an ISO field...

The economics of your PPC grade

ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC ® ) program gets a lot of rightful attention for its positive effect on local fire service. After all, it provides an impartial assessment of a fire district’s capabilities...

Bringing Together Fire Service Leaders and Insurers at Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

One of the highlights of the year for the fire services community was the recent Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars in Washington, D.C. This year mark...