Devil’s Night '96

Joseph Louderback discusses “Mischief Night” in Camden, NJ, and “Devil’s Night” in Detroit, and how the efforts of residents and firefighters are helping to decrease the number of pre-Halloween arson fires.


The glow of pre-Halloween arson fires dimmed considerably over previous years in Camden, NJ, and Detroit but firefighters still saw plenty of action. Adopt-A-Block programs, where residents surveil nearby structures, neighborhood patrols and strict "zero tolerance" curfews supplemented months of...


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Joseph Louderback, a Firehouse® contributing editor, served as editor of the FDNY's Publications Unit and as a government affairs reporter. He is a 20-year member of the Milmont Fire Company in Milmont Park, PA, and conducts media relations programs for the fire service.