Fire Prevention & Investigation

  • Rubble of a Ill. House Fire Offers Tantalizing Clues

    Fire destroyed John Veysey's house in Cary, Ill., leaving his wife and 3-year-old son struggling for life. Veysey himself survived, but a local detective doubted his story of jumping from a window to summon help.

    News • November 17th, 2002

  • Arsons at Churches on Decline, But Rate of Attacks Still High

    Arson directed at places of worship continues at a disturbing rate.

    News • November 17th, 2002

  • Top Ten Commandments for Recruitment & Retention - Pt 1

    Think of your recruitment challenge in simple terms. If each of your existing members recruited just one new member – what effect would that have on your roster? You do the math.

    Article • November 16th, 2002

  • A Family Liaison - Have You Assigned One?

    Why do we, as fire service EMS providers, need to think or worry about this important communications aspect?

    Article • November 15th, 2002

  • Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement - Part II

    Fire codes different from building codes in that building codes detail construction requirements and a fire code describes specific fire protection requirements for a specific building or occupancy.

    Article • November 4th, 2002

  • Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement - Part I

    Fire prevention and code enforcement activities are historically documented throughout the world as far back as early as the first century.

    Article • November 2nd, 2002

  • A New Pyramid Scheme for Your Volunteer Fire Department

    The biggest challenge faced by today's volunteer firefighter or EMS provider is time. Not enough time with the spouse and kids, not enough time to devote to our careers and not enough time to do what we love to do: volunteer.

    Article • November 2nd, 2002

  • The Public Information Officer

    The media is one of the largest requestors for public information. Usually to get information about an incident.

    Article • November 1st, 2002

  • Introduction To Fire Protection Engineering

    In this column we will be covering topics such as: What is fire protection engineering? What is a sprinkler system? What is meant by fire resistive construction?

    Article • November 1st, 2002

  • Media Marketing: Getting The Message Across – Part 2

    The Voice Of The Department And Of The Chief While every PIO should have direct access to the chief, the key voice of the department is almost always the chief. This becomes critically important in terms of the department's strategic plan and in...

    Article • October 31st, 2002

  • New California HMO Guide Released

    The first-ever statewide HMO guide for patients was released Tuesday.

    News • October 30th, 2002

  • Finding Your Way Out Of The Golden Slump

    What about being visionary? What about starting new traditions?

    Article • October 21st, 2002

  • Keepin' It Real

    A good PIO/Media Relations Officer will establish a keen, professional relationship with many of the reporters, assignment desk editors, producers, and news directors, from local print and broadcast outlets.

    Article • October 20th, 2002

  • Fire Ground Photography

    If a picture can tell a thousand words then how many words came out of the dramatic photos that were taken on September 11?

    Article • October 16th, 2002

  • Portsmouth, VA Bravest Battle Garage Fire

    Units responded to a fire on Saturday, November 9,2002 08:43 hours.

    Photostory • October 11th, 2002