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February 16, 2021

Mitigate web portal provides free data-driven resources to improve community fire protection

Mitigate provides objective, countrywide fire protection data to help fire protection officials evaluate and improve their emergency preparedness.

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April 22, 2020

The nuances of fire station type in predicting future losses

A new Verisk study shows how fire station type fares in predicting fire loss, alone and in combination with ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC).

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January 4, 2019

Hot in here: Why it’s getting harder to fight house fires

It’s important for insurers to understand advances in fire science and how they assess a community’s adaptation to evolving challenges in fire protection.

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December 10, 2018

How understanding high-performing fire departments can help insurers

ISO’s Community Hazard Mitigation works closely with fire departments and communities through our Public Protection Classification (PPC®) program, which develops…

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September 27, 2018

California wildfires spark state insurance legislation

Recent record-breaking, destructive California wildfire seasons highlighted insurance issues that drove the introduction of over 17 bills during the 2017–2018 state…

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September 7, 2018

PPC: Evaluating fire protection at the grass roots

Insurers measuring the level of protection in a community need to know which station responds first to every address, who and what are inside those stations, where the…

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August 13, 2018

Mendocino Complex Fire, California’s largest, keeps burning

Verisk's FireLine categorized more than 99 percent of the Mendocino Complex Fire area as at risk, with over 94 percent at high or extreme risk.

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August 6, 2018

Trust, experience give PPC an edge in rating fire protection

Fire protection in the United States didn’t grow up overnight. It arose and evolved piece by piece, and to this day, fire protection is changing in large and small ways.…

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June 25, 2018

Educating the community on fire safety—the benefit to insurers

ISO Community Hazard Mitigation actively works with fire departments, building departments, water suppliers, and municipalities with our Public Protection Classification…

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May 14, 2018

Going the distance and more to rate fire protection

Plotting the distance to the nearest fire station seems like the obvious path for an insurer to take when measuring fire protection, but a very different reality is…

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May 4, 2018

Celebrating International Firefighters’ Day

May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day, a time to honor the dedicated men and women who put themselves at risk to protect our communities and, of course, to remember…

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April 12, 2018

Verisk records 8.9 million fire hydrants in the United States

Verisk reached a national milestone this past February with the recording of 8.9 million hydrants in its GIS fire hydrant database. The GIS database is the only one of…

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October 27, 2017

AIR estimates losses for California wildfires

Verisk's AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses from the Tubbs, Pocket, Nuns, Atlas, Redwood, and Sulphur fires in California will be between $2 to $3…

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August 15, 2017

For actionable building information, you need to COPE

There’s a lot of information one can gather on a building or commercial property. Regardless of the perils being considered, the more reliable and precise that…

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July 19, 2017

Portfolio Assessment services: Plugging the holes from premium leakage

Insurers need to know where they’re losing money and address the leaks before suffering additional damage to their bottom line. Verisk's Portfolio Assessment services can…