Safety 101: An Introduction

Safety 101 is a new series of articles intended to present a technical perspective on safety, its role in emergency services operation and administration, its role within risk management, and its limitations in the real world.


Dr. Jenaway is also an adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Public Safety and Environmental Protection at Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia, where he specializes in the analysis and management of risk as well as California University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School in Legal Studies terrorism program.

He has served as a member of the Presidential/Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, known as the "Gilmore Commission" since its inception in 1999. Bill also serves as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Resolution Commission to enhance the fire and emergency medical services in Pennsylvania.

In 2001 Dr. Jenaway was named "Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year" by Fire Chief magazine at the annual conference of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

The author of more than 200 articles on fire, safety and management-related topics, Bill has also written six texts on fire and safety discipline and four children's books. He has also testified numerous times before local, state, and federal legislative bodies; and presented over 200 times on safety, emergency service and management issues.

Bill's practical experience in safety sill enable this series, "Safety 101" to focus on problems and solutions to help you keep your emergency service organization safe.