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  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PREVENTION Seventh Edition • James C. Robertson Chapter 10 Fire Prevention Responsibilities of the Public Sector Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, Seventh Ed. © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 2. Overview• Federal• State• Provincial• Local Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 3. Federal Government• State Department• Treasury Department• Army, Navy, Air Force• Department of Justice – FBI – ATF Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 4. Federal Government• Department of the Interior – National Park Service – Bureau of Land Management• Commerce Department – Census Bureau – National Institute of Standards and Technology Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 5. Federal Government• Department of Agriculture – Forest Service • Widespread fire suppression forces • Smokey the Bear – Recognized by 95% of adults – Recognized by 85% of children ages 8-12 Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 6. Department of Commerce• NIST – Research • Fire science • Fire engineering • Fire safety fields Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 7. Federal Government• Department of Labor – OSHA• Health and Human Services – Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)• Health and Urban Development – Federal Housing Administration Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 8. Federal Government• Department of Homeland Security – Coast Guard – Bureau of Customs and Border Protection – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 9. Federal Government• Department of Transportation – FAA – Federal Highway Administration – Federal Railroad Administration Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 10. Federal Government• U.S. Coast Guard – Long involved in fire prevention – Responsible for waterfront facilities – Fire safety function for vessels in U.S. waters • Inspects vessels for fire safety Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 11. Independent Agencies• Consumer Products Safety Commission• Environmental Protection Agency• Federal Communications Commission Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 12. Independent Agencies• Federal Trade Commission• General Services Administration• NASA Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 13. Independent Agencies• Consumer Product Safety Commission – Eliminated hazards • Consumer products – Toys – Hazardous substances – Flammable fabrics – Fireworks regulations Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 14. Independent Agencies• Nuclear Regulatory Commission• American Red Cross• National Transportation Safety Board Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 15. State Agencies• State fire marshal – Responsibilities include: • Code enforcement • Fire investigation • Statistics • Fire safety education• Health department• Department of education• Department of labor and industry• Others Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 16. Fire and life safety education are taught in this former fire station. A number of localities now havesuch facilities. (Photo: Portland, Oregon Fire & Rescue and Jeff Morris Foundation) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 17. County Agencies• Countywide fire departments• Fiscal support• Communication centers• Training Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 18. Local fire stations serve as fonts of knowledge about fire safety for the citizens they serve. Personnelneed to have correct answers for visitors. (Photo: Germantown, Tennessee Fire Department) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 19. Municipal Government• Fire department• Career• Volunteer• Combination Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 20. Support Agencies• Assessor• Taxation• Emergency management• Others Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • 21. Summary• Levels of government• Agencies affecting prevention• Coordination Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ