community ISO rating

community ISO rating

Unit II Project

I have attached the sysibals as well. the project is UNIT 2 project. Also my area is spring branch texas 78070 that should help as well. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you.

Community ISO Rating

For this assignment, you will research your community, and calculate a rating similar to ISO/PPC though NOT using an

ISO/PPC rating scale. For this project, you will be using our own rating scale, which is found in the grid below.

FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 3

Emergency Communications

System

Fire Department

Structure

Water Supply

System

Community Efforts Risk

Reduction

0 No emergency call center Non staffed No public water

supply

No programs or

enforcement

1 Uses direct dial 7 or 10 digit

number to reach either police or

fire ; i.e. 222-1212 or 222-2323 or

901-222-1212 or 901-222-2323

Staffed by first

responders only for

EMS calls; stations

are not open 24/7

No public water

supply; only “dry

wells” or ponds,

lakes, and streams

for drafting

Annual fire prevention

activities limited to schools

only

2 County 911 system non Enhanced

system; separate police & fire

dispatching

Staffed by part-time

paid-per-call EMS

personnel only; one

station open 24/7

Municipal fresh water

treatment; no

hydrants

Annual fire prevention

activities limited to schools

and senior centers

3 County E-911 (Enhanced) system

with central police & fire

dispatching

Staffed by full-time

paid EMS personnel

only; only one station

open 24/7

Municipal fresh water

treatment; hydrants

spaced greater than

1,000 feet apart

Annual fire prevention

activities and daily fire

inspections of high risk

occupancies

4 Municipal 911 system; non

Enhanced system; separate police

& fire dispatching

Staffed by full-time

paid EMS and fire

suppression

personnel; limited

number of stations

24/7

Municipal fresh water

treatment; fire

hydrants spaced

greater than 500 feet

apart

Annual fire prevention and

public fire safety programs

for all audiences

5 Municipal E-911 (Enhance)

system with central call intake

center with central dispatch or

police and fire dispatch on own

after E-911 call is received

Staffed by full-time

paid EMS and fire

suppression

personnel; stations

positioned

Municipal fresh water

treatment; fire

hydrants spaced 500

or less apart; total

community coverage

Staffed full-time Fire

Prevention Division; annual

fire prevention activities; fire

inspections; fire

investigations & code

enforcements

For this project, you will conduct an ISO/PPC “like” analysis of your community. Using a five-point rating scale where 0 is

the worst and 5 is the best, analyze and rate your community’s ability to address the four components used by ISO/PPC

in its rating system. Keep in mind that this rating is similar to, but not the same as, the ISO/PPC rating scale.

Primary differences include: this scale is backwards in that 0 = worst and 5 = best, and greater details are not included in

each of the four categories.

Using the rating-scale grid from above, analyze your own community’s fire service capabilities. If you are a fire service

employee, you will most likely know how your community operates and what services (emergency communications, fire

department structure, water supply, and risk reduction) are in place.

If you are non-fire service employee, you will most likely be able to assess two categories, emergency communications

and water supply, by simply knowing your emergency call system and seeing fire hydrants on the streets. For the two

remaining categories, you will need to call your local fire department and speak to a firefighter, or fire officer, who should

be pleased to answer your questions. You could also, time permitting, take a trip to the fire department and ask for a tour

for answers to your questions.

To finish the project, you will need to construct a grid similar to the one above, or identify each of the four categories with

their corresponding numerical rating number. Once you have analyzed your community and composed your numbering

system, write a brief paragraph for each of the four categories that supports your number selection for each category.

There is no “right” or “wrong” response here, as every student may have a differently constructed community. Your final

paper should be written in proper APA format, and include citations for sources as needed.

You must have a title page, double-spaced, with only the following information written in the center: title of paper, your

name, and university name. No reference page is required, no abstract is required, and no headers are required.

FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 4

The finished paper should be a minimum of three pages of written grid/graph and narration; however, not more than four pages in length. This page requirement does not include your cover page.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

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