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Robertson ch07

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PREVENTION Seventh Edition • James C. Robertson Chapter 7 Organization and Administration of Municipal Fire Prevention Units Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, Seventh Ed. © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  2. 2. Overview• Local – Primarily a local government responsibility• State• Federal Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  3. 3. The Place of Fire Prevention in Municipal Government• Spelled out in the America Burning report – Local responsibility – Code enforcement should be carried out locally – Municipal government responsible for overall administration of government Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  4. 4. Small rural volunteer fire departments are often centers of community activity and play an importantrole in imparting fire prevention knowledge. (Photo: James C. Robertson) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  5. 5. Charter Responsibilities• Identifies fire protection as responsibility of municipality – Some more specific than others – Recent years have seen an expansion of fire service rolls Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  6. 6. Fire Service Administration in Municipal Government• Wide diversity of resources Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  7. 7. Fire Prevention Functions• Fire safety education• Inspection• Code enforcement• Investigation to determine cause Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  8. 8. Fire alarm systems demand the attention of fire safety inspectors. (Photo: Morgantown, West Virginia,Fire Department) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  9. 9. Fire Prevention Bureaus• Large organizations – Full-time assignments to bureau• One-member bureaus Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  10. 10. Generalists vs. Specialists• Generalists • Specialists – Smaller bureaus – Larger bureaus – Inspection – Inspector may – Plan review specialize in – Fire prevention occupancy type education – May not be • All done by efficient bureau members Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  11. 11. Sources of Conflict• Working hours• Perception of less physical punishment• Use of department vehicle• Extent that prevention personnel are in public eye Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  12. 12. Intensive Inspection Program• Block inspection – Company-level inspection• Tactical inspection unit – Task group of inspector focusing on increased fire areas• Focused area inspection – Addressing issues that need to be corrected and halting deterioration Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  13. 13. Structure• Suitable quarters• Communications – Within department – With public – Hardware needed• Working hours/schedule Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  14. 14. Sample Department Programs• Asheville, North Carolina• Springfield, Illinois• Cincinnati, Ohio Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  15. 15. Fees for Service• Inspection• Plan review• Permits Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  16. 16. State Responsibilities• State fire codes• Funding• State-run facilities Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  17. 17. Other Municipal Agencies• Water department• Police department• Health department• Building department• Planning/zoning functions• Purchasing• Sanitation Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  18. 18. Other Municipal Agencies• Utilities• Schools• Library• Judicial system• Others Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  19. 19. Summary• Functions• Organization• Related agencies Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ

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