Fire Prevention & Investigation

  • Customer Service, Door-to-Door

    For some time now, I've been reading about this new "cutting-edge" concept called "customer service" or "product delivery." If I understand the proponents of this concept correctly, they are saying, in their new books and on the lecture circuit, "Treat...

    Article • July 1st, 1998

  • Training The Next Generation Of Fire Safety Educators

    By now, all firefighters have surely seen the importance of teaching fire safety education to children - but where do firefighters who are actively teaching get their experience? Many of us learned by being "thrown to the wolves" in front of a...

    Article • June 1st, 1998

  • Firehouse Dogs Promote Fire Safety

    Wilkinsburg, PA, Fire Chief Sammie Coley wasn't as eager as his firefighters were when they asked to adopt a ragged, collie-sized, mixed- breed dog a good samaritan carried into their station half-frozen to death during a brutal winter storm. "I felt...

    Article • October 1st, 1997

  • 4-Legged Detectives Hunt Down Arsonists

    David Liscio explains how the use of accelerant-sniffing dogs at arson and other suspected crime scenes is rapidly increasing.

    Article • September 1st, 1997

  • Interviews & Interrogations

    Daniel P. Higgins describes the different techniques used by interviewers and interrogators when investigating suspected arson cases.

    Article • September 1st, 1997

  • Fire Prevention Week: Start Small & Think Big

    Mention "October" and you evoke thoughts of cool days, autumn leaves and Halloween. For firefighters, October also brings to mind Fire Prevention Week. Photo courtesy of Livonia Fire & Rescue As part of a fire department open house...

    Article • September 1st, 1997

  • Organizing A Community Fire Defense Plan

    We have spent a great deal of time on gathering fire risk data, as well as its analysis. What has been covered to this point? We have identified risk as a concern; one which is measurable. Data analysis has determined that a fire problem may well exist...

    Article • September 1st, 1997

  • Smoke Detector, Safety Programs Pay Off In Baltimore

    Baltimore, like most Northeast cities, has suffered large numbers of fire fatalities throughout its history. Record keeping of fatality statistics formally began in the city in 1938. In that year, Baltimore sustained 24 fire-related deaths. Although the...

    Article • July 1st, 1997

  • 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.

    Article • January 31st, 1997

  • Arsonists Take Toll On New York City

    Paul Hashagen recounts several arson fires that ended in destruction and disaster, taxing the firefighters and other emergency responders around the city.

    Article • January 31st, 1997

  • Always Be Nice: Treat Everyone With Respect, Kindness, Patience And Consideration

    Alan Brunacini continues his explanations of the importance of those in the fire service maintaining good relations with the community.

    Article • October 1st, 1996

  • Fire Safety Education Using Computer Animation

    Tom Kiurski shows how computer animation can be used as a tool for teaching fire safety to the public.

    Article • October 1st, 1996

  • Essentials Of Fire Department Customer Service

    Chief Alan Brunacini explains the importance of those in the fire service maintaining good rela-tions with the community.

    Article • September 1st, 1996

  • Preventing Church Fires

    Dennis L. Rubin outlines important steps to follow to prevent churches from being targets of arson.

    Article • September 1st, 1996

  • Arrest Planning And Procedures

    If we are to believe television, all a fire marshal must do to effect an arrest is locate the suspect, knock on his door, identify himself as a law enforcement officer and inform the perpetrator that he is under arrest. At this point the arrestee will...

    Article • August 1st, 1996