Fire

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...

A conversation on perils, incidents, and risk assessment

Educators say humans learn through a combination of perception and memory using three different methods: visual, auditory, and experiential. Each of us learns through a mix of the three methods that suits us best. Eve...

This way to the nearest exit

Exit signs serve an important purpose, directing building occupants to safety in an emergency. Today’s exit signs are well lit, easy to read, and clearly point the way out, but this wasn’t always the case. Before the...

Sussing out Canadian risk

News spreads fast and far. Not long after Verisk Insurance Solutions began a dialogue with U.S. insurers about identifying perils, unreported incidents, and prior claims through data and analytics, we were contacted b...

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...

Wildfire Reports Point to a “Hot” Summer for the Western United States

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) recently issued its North American Seasonal Fire Potential Outlook for the summer of 2014. For the entire season, NIFC projects much of California and parts of Arizona and N...

Fire Marshal Reporting Update

Complying with state fire marshal regulations is something every insurer needs to be concerned about. ISO wants to remind insurers to make sure you are compliant with regulations in the states in which you offer fire...