I.S.O. Fire Department Survey A few changes since our last ISO Evaluation ISO Think
Facilities New Stations Station 108 Big Cottonwood Canyon Station 111 Magna Station 119 in Emigration Canyon Station 121 Riverton Station 122 in Suncrest Station 123 Herriman Station Upgrades Station 101 Station 104 Station 106 New Equipment Seagrave Fire Apparatus, recently delivered 20 units specifically designed to meet the requirement of the Unified Fire Authority in Salt Lake City, UT. 16- custom pumpers, 1- 75’ quint , 1- heavy rescue, and 2- Ford F550 brush trucks have been placed in service. The UFA has ordered 2 additional 75' quints , and a 100' quint!
Pump Tests Pumper Service Tests Average Interval between 3 Most Recent Tests Maximum Points Credit 1 year 100 2 years 75 3 years 50 4 years 25 5 years 0 NFPA Standard 1911, Standard for Service Tests of Fire Pump Systems on Fire Apparatus, describes pumper service tests. A pumper service test is similar to the certification test described in NFPA Standard 1901, except that the duration is reduced to 20 minutes at 150 psi, 10 minutes at 200 psi, and 10 minutes at 250 psi. The overload test is not a necessary part of the ISO review.
Hose Tests Hose Service Tests Average Interval between 3 Most Recent Tests Maximum Points Credit 250 psi 200 psi 150 psi 1 year 50 37 28 2 years 37 27 18 3 years 25 18 12 4 years 12 9 6 5 years 0 0 0 NFPA Standard 1962, Care, Maintenance and Use of Fire Hose, describes fire hose tests. When the hose-test frequency, pressure, or both vary for 2-1/2" and larger hose and for 1-1/2" hose, ISO prorates the credit using 65% for the 2-1/2" and larger hose and 35% for the 1-1/2" hose. Large-diameter hose (LDH) in excess of 3" in diameter should be tested in accordance with NFPA 1962. The highest test pressure needed for 3" diameter and smaller hose is 250 psi.
NFPA Standards ISO Uses • NFPA 291 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants • NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications • NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications • NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications • NFPA 1221 Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems • NFPA 1451 Standard for a Fire Service Vehicle Operations Training Program • NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program • NFPA 1620 Recommended Practice for Pre-Incident Planning • NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus • NFPA 1914 Testing Fire Department Aerial Devices • NFPA 1962 Care, Maintenance and Use of Fire Hose Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau if you need NFPA Standards
After the Survey • After ISO has completed the survey, ISO will meet briefly with community officials to review the items for which they have collected information. The results of the survey will NOT be available at that meeting. • ISO will then review and analyze the information and calculate the UFA Public Protection Class. • ISO will notify community officials as soon as we have determined the PPC. • Generally, ISO will send that notice in a letter to your community's chief executive with copies to the fire chief, the water superintendent and other key individuals involved in the evaluation process. • With the letter, ISO will include: • A summary of hydrant flow tests • A summary of the grading results • A detailed breakdown of the features reviewed suggestions for improvements • If a community official has questions about the facts used to determine the PPC, ISO will respond immediately. If the facts used in developing the PPC change, ISO will, upon field verification, revise the classification as appropriate.