Fire Prevention & Investigation

  • “Team Up For Fire Safety”: What’s In It For You?

    Meri-K Appy previews Fire Prevention Week 2002 and suggests ways in which fire departments can reap the maximum benefits from the annual campaign.

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • Arson In America: 2002 Update

    Jay K. Bradish compiles the latest available statistics and surveys trends in the American fire service’s ongoing battle against arsonists.

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • In Marketing, Bigger Is Not Always Better

    Question: Does a fire department need to be large with a significant budget to effectively market itself to the citizens, organizations and institutions in its jurisdiction? Answer: Most fire departments and EMS agencies in the U.S. are small. They...

    Article • August 1st, 2002

  • Who We Are And How We Are Known

    If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of Heaven for kindling the first fire upon the earth, how ought the gods to honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out?" Not only have the events of 9/11 raised the awareness of the...

    Article • June 1st, 2002

  • Seeking Fire Safety “Solutions”

    Dennis Compton describes an effort that is underway to unite the fire safety community with traditional (and not so traditional) partners in an effort to better protect those most at risk from fire.

    Article • February 28th, 2002

  • Lights, Camera, Action…

    Stephen J. Ruda reviews his experiences as a technical advisor on a new film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger portrays a Los Angeles firefighter.

    Article • January 31st, 2002

  • Fire Department Customer Service: What Is It? Who Gets It?

    Michael J. Peel tells why every encounter with the public presents an opportunity to leave your customers with favorable impressions of your fire department.

    Article • January 31st, 2002

  • Welcome To The Show

    Stephen J. Ruda tours one of the most visited of all the 102 fire stations of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    Article • January 31st, 2002

  • Naples’ Fire Safety House: A Practical Fire Prevention Program

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    Article • January 31st, 2002

  • Fire Service Marketing Management: Part 2 - "Selling" The Fire Service

    Ben May focuses on how fire departments use points of contact with the community to develop sources of financial, political and popular support.

    Article • October 31st, 2001

  • Arson In America

    Jay K. Bradish examines the latest statistics concerning the country’s arson problem and steps that are being taken to combat this problem.

    Article • October 1st, 2001

  • You Can Prevent A Child’s First Fire

    Carolyn E. Kourofsky, Robert Crandall and Robert E. Cole, Ph.D. profile a program that helps firefighters target juvenile firesetters.

    Article • September 1st, 2001

  • Arson In America

    Jay K. Bradish examines the latest statistics concerning the country’s arson problem and steps that are being taken to combat this problem.

    Article • September 1st, 2001

  • “The Greek Fire Academy”

    Dale Whitaker describes an innovative program in which firefighters and college students target fire safety in off-campus housing.

    Article • September 1st, 2001

  • Box 414’s Baltimore City Fire Museum

    Joseph Louderback conducts a tour of a museum that focuses on the history and people of the Baltimore City Fire Department.

    Article • September 1st, 2001