Easily Meet ISO’s Training Requirement with the Vector Solutions (TargetSolutions) ISO Training Tracker

Easily Meet ISO’s Training Requirement with the Vector Solutions (TargetSolutions) ISO Training Tracker
This article was originally published in March 2013. Updated April 2023.


In 2013, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) made revisions to its Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, including changes to required training for fire departments. Departments managing their ISO requirements through the Vector LMS training management system (formerly TargetSolutions) can easily update custom training plans or leverage the pre-built ISO Training Tracker to keep up with evolving requirements through the platform’s flexible Credentials module.

software featuring firefighter ISO training plan with progress tracking


Here is a breakdown of ISO's current training requirements:

  • Company Training: 192 hours per year is required in accordance with the general criterial of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
  • Hazardous Materials Training: 6 hours per year is required. Training should be at a minimum awareness level in accordance with the general criteria of NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials / Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident.
  • Driver Training: 12 hours per year is required in accordance with the general criteria of NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, and NFPA 1451 Standard for a Fire Service Vehicle Operations Training Program.
  • New Driver Training: One-time completion requirement of 60 hours.
  • Officer Training: The Officer Certification Requirement remains steady at 12 hours per year.
  • Recruit Training: Personnel who automatically get credit if their department requires state certification as an employment pre-requisite, are required to complete 240 hours.
  • Facility Training: This category, formerly “Training Drills,” refers to training done at a training facility. A training facility is defined as a 3-story tower on 2 acres of property with some sort of burn room, smoke room, or burn prop. Personnel are required to complete 18 hours per year.
  • Pre-Planning Review: ISO requires one review per year.

It is important to keep in mind that all training counted toward ISO must be “structural firefighting related.”


Simplify ISO Training Tracking with Vector Solutions

With Vector Solutions, departments can efficiently assign their personnel with ISO-specific training bundles designed to capture the training details ISO is looking for, including:

  • Activity name
  • Objectives met
  • Duration
  • Date completed
  • Instructor
  • Location

Members and supervisors can easily track training progress for both online courses and hands-on activities, and system admins can quickly generate detailed reports structured perfectly for ISO's reviewing process.

Keeping up with changes to ISO training requirements is made easy with Vector Solutions. Reduce the administrative burden and ensure your department gets every point available at your next ISO review with the Vector Solutions ISO training tracker. For more information specific to your state, please check online at www.isomitigation.com.


Check out this short video to see how easy it is to track and report training in accordance with ISO’s benchmarks with Vector Solutions.


Request a demo to learn more about how the Vector Solutions’ ISO Fire Department Training Tracker can help get your department closer to the coveted Class 1 ISO rating.


About Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions (formerly TargetSolutions) is the industry leader in training and workforce management technology that enables fire and rescue departments to meet their demanding training, compliance and preparedness objectives. Trusted by 10,000 public safety agencies and 2 million first responders, Vector’s purpose-built technology streamlines the full lifecycle of personnel management because readiness saves lives. For more information about Vector Solutions, visit www.vectorsolutions.com/fire.

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