Insurance Services Office (ISO)

The Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is the manual ISO uses in reviewing the fire-fighting capabilities of individual communities. The schedule measures the major elements of a community's fire-suppression system and develops a numerical grading called a Public Protection Classification (PPC™).

Ratings are 1 to 10, with 1 being the highest, or best, and 10 being the lowest, or worst.

Methuen's I.S.O. Rating or Public Protection Classification is 3.