Fire Prevention & Investigation

  • 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

  • Do We Really Understand “Curiosity Fires”?

    Robert E. Cole, Ph.D., Robert Crandall and Carolyn E. Kourofsky explain why fires attributed to “fireplay” are anything but “low-risk” incidents.

    Article • October 1st, 2002

  • Media Marketing: Getting The Message Across – Part 1

    Question: How do I get my marketing message across to the public in the most effective way within the constraints my budget? Answer: Whether a department is successful in achieving its goals depends to some degree on how effectively it gets the...

    Article • October 1st, 2002

  • “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