Fire Marshal's Corner: The Economic Meltdown & The Fire Service
November 17th, 2008
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This month on Fire Marshal's Corner, host Ed Comeau launches the first of a regular series of interviews about the groundbreaking project, Vision 20/20. This project, funded by a DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, is developing a national strategic agenda for fire loss prevention. For over a year, experts from across the country have been working on this project collaboratively on developing a series of strategies and the final result has been five that focus on areas that need attention. For each of these strategies, a different organization has volunteered to facilitate.
Strategy 1 Increase Advocacy for Fire Prevention is being facilitated by the International Association of Fire Chief's Fire and Life Safety Section. Chief Alan Perdue from the section's Board of Directors discusses the direction that they will be taking.
With the recent economic meltdown that has occurred all across the country the impact is being felt in all communities and municipal services, including fire departments. Joining us to discuss this from different points of view is Sean DeCrane, a battalion chief with the Cleveland Fire Department and a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters; Divsion Chief and Fire Marshal Mike Love with Montgomery County, MD, Fire and Rescue and Chief Bill Metcalf with North County Fire Protection District in Fallbrook, CA, and Treasurer for the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
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• Vision 20/20 National Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention Website
• Vision 20/20 National Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention Final Report (PDF)
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