Fire Prevention and Education

Annoying the Neighbors, Family & Friends


Commentary following the deaths of five children in a house fire

Reporting Success


Jim Crawford looks at the value of fire incident reporting.

The "E's"


Jim Crawford looks at an integrated approach to CRR.

Fire Prediction: Making Sense of Big Data


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

Where's the Party?


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

A Tale of Two Fires


Robert J. Ross looks at portable fire extinguishers and the need to incorporate them in to community risk reduction strategies.  

Collaborative Community Risk Reduction


Jim Crawford shares the story of a Tucson (AZ) assistant chief who is working to incorporate the community in community risk reduction.

Hero to Guardian


Jim Crawford shares the story of one community servant who found value beyond "the save."

Is Big Data Analytics The Secret To Successful Fire Fighting?

01/13/2017 Fire services, like most other public bodies, are awash with data. This data comes from sensors on equipment and fire engines and should be collected, integrated and used more effectively to give fire fighters (and the public) the information they need in real time.

Alabama Fire Prevention


State chiefs work to reduce fire risk and deaths

Oakland Tragedy Highlights Knowing Ways Out


Valuable message and resources from Campus Fire Watch that everyone needs to know and share.

Sound Off


Jim Crawford looks at a grade school prevention program called "Sound Off," which specializes in smoke alarm homework assignments.

MGM Grand Hotel Fire Anniversary


Read the reports on what led up to this deadly fire and how firefighters responded

Rental Property


Jim Crawford looks at the challenges for prevention programs in rental properties.

Smoke Alarms


Jim Crawford looks at smoke alarm issues, highlighting problems with nuisance alarms and discussing photoelectric and multicriteria alarms as solutions.


08/01/2016 Jim Crawford looks at the efforts of Rochester, NY, to move forward with CRR efforts and concepts despite tough economic times.

Updating NFIRS

07/01/2016 Jim Crawford looks at strategies for obtaining, analyzing, and using accurate data.

Mesa Community Paramedicine

06/01/2016 Jim Crawford looks at the efforts made in Mesa, Arizona, to create a specialized response unit that reduces patient visits to the emergency room. So where does the fire service fit in?

The Pit Crew

05/01/2016 Jim Crawford looks at the efforts that have been made by the Spokane Valley (WA) Fire Department to greatly improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

Global Risk Reduction

04/01/2016 Jim Crawford looks at community risk reduction best practices from the UK and the U.S. and an upcoming panel discussion on that topic for the Congressional Fire Services Institute in May.


Volume 12, Issue 4

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