Fire Prevention and Education

Outreach Efforts


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

USFA: Fire Risk in 2015


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



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

USFA: Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Structures


Bedrooms were the leading specific location where fatalities occurred.

Alternative Technology


Jim Crawford looks at water mist fire sprinkler systems.

Quality Vs. Frequency


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

Smoke Alarm Confusion


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

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


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