What does ISO mean?

ISO creates ratings for fire departments and their surrounding communities. These ratings calculate how well-equipped fire departments are to put out fires in that community. An ISO fire rating also referred to as a fire score or PPC, is a score from one to 10 that indicates how well-protected your community is by the fire department. ISO gives points for everything from the training aids a fire department owns, to the distance between fire hydrants. ISO wants fire departments to conduct 20 hours of training per person, each month, in order to maximize points for every training aid. In the ISO rating scale, a lower number is better: one is the best possible rating, while a 10 means the fire department did not meet ISO's minimum requirements. 

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1. What does ISO mean?
2. What is the City of Greenville's ISO rating?
3. How do I become a firefighter?
4. Can I get a speaker to come visit my school / event to talk about fire safety?
5. Can we visit a fire station?