Fire Prevention and Education

Camp FFIT

04/19/2018

Introducing women to the fire service.

A New Educational Strategy

04/16/2018

Jim Crawford looks at how virtual reality can teach the public how to survive and prevent fire events. 

Does CRR Really Matter?

03/19/2018

Dave Donohue looks at whether community risk reduction really matters.

Building Fire Codes

03/17/2018

Jack J. Murphy introduces the Taming the Fire Environment column and examines how fire codes impact fireground safety.

The CRR Planning Process

01/19/2018

Jim Crawford looks at the CRR planning process and how the end result can be different depending on local circumstances.

Unfinished Business

12/29/2017

Philip Schaenman looks at questions that need to be answered for improved community risk reduction, better budgets, and a safer fire service.

December 1917 Fires

12/14/2017

Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in December 1917.

Anaheim CARES Unit

11/29/2017

Jim Crawford presents a case study of a medical response vehicle in Anaheim, California, that has measurably reduced risk for the community with changes to the emergency response capabilities. 

Outreach Efforts

10/26/2017

Jim Crawford looks at strategies for connecting with the community with a purpose.

USFA: Fire Risk in 2015

10/26/2017

A look at fire fatality and injury data across the country in 2015.

YFIRES

09/29/2017

Jim Crawford looks at a new youth firesetting database managed by the International Association of Fire Fighters.

USFA: Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Structures

07/25/2017

Bedrooms were the leading specific location where fatalities occurred.

Alternative Technology

07/19/2017

Jim Crawford looks at water mist fire sprinkler systems.

Quality Vs. Frequency

06/23/2017

Jim Crawford looks at the challenges of fire code compliance inspections.

Smoke Alarm Confusion

05/31/2017

Jim Crawford looks at strategies for reducing consumer confusion about smoke alarms.

Annoying the Neighbors, Family & Friends

04/03/2017

Commentary following the deaths of five children in a house fire

Reporting Success

04/01/2017

Jim Crawford looks at the value of fire incident reporting.

The "E's"

03/28/2017

Jim Crawford looks at an integrated approach to CRR.

Fire Prediction: Making Sense of Big Data

03/10/2017

FireRescue Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Erich Roden shares an article to help us move beyond simply collecting data.

Where's the Party?

02/17/2017

Brandon Siebert looks at how many fire service organizations are failing to integrate special events into their risk assessments.  

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