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Introduction to Fire Protection 3rd Edition
Chapter 5 Public and Private Support Organizations
Objectives <ul><li>Identify types of support organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the purpose of specific organization...
Introduction <ul><li>Numerous organizations are related to the fire service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National and internation...
National and International Organizations <ul><li>American Red Cross (ARC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists disaster victims a...
National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Factory Mutual Engineering and Research Corporation (FM) </li></...
National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>FIRESCOPE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed and constantly revises...
National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>International Fire Code Institute (IFCI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C...
National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>International City Managers Association (ICMA) </li></ul><ul><ul...
National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) </li><...
National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Federal Organizations <ul><li>Department of Transportation (DOT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulates transportation of hazardo...
Federal Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Emergency Management Institute (EMI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides emergency manag...
Federal Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>National Firefighting Equipment System (NFES) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishes refer...
Figure 5-2   United States Forest Service Figure 5-3   Bureau of Land Management
Federal Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>National Park Service (NPS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides fire protection to NPS  ...
Federal Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Department of Defense (DOD) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists fire department with anti...
State Organizations <ul><li>Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforces state fire laws </li></ul><...
State Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>State Forestry Department/Department of State Lands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides fi...
Local Organizations <ul><li>Burn foundations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raises funds for burn treatment and assistance </li></u...
Local Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Building department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to ensure fire safety in structures <...
Local Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Street department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintains and regulates streets and bridges <...
Local Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitors emergency medi...
Periodical Publications <ul><li>Sources of the latest developments in fire and emergency service  </li></ul><ul><li>Exampl...
<ul><li>Numerous resources are available to help the fire service achieve its goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raises professio...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Fire Protection 3rd Edition
  2. 2. Chapter 5 Public and Private Support Organizations
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Identify types of support organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the purpose of specific organizations </li></ul><ul><li>List how these organizations assist the fire service </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the organization to contact when information regarding a specific subject is required </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Numerous organizations are related to the fire service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National and international </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purposes and memberships vary </li></ul><ul><li>This chapter covers only selected organizations </li></ul>
  5. 5. National and International Organizations <ul><li>American Red Cross (ARC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists disaster victims and workers (see Figure 5-1) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creator of one of three U.S. model fire codes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (CHEMTREC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24-hour hotline for chemical emergencies </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Factory Mutual Engineering and Research Corporation (FM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluates fire protection devices and equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fire Marshal’s Association of North America (FMANA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchanges information on fire prevention and arson </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>FIRESCOPE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed and constantly revises the Incident Command System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Insurance Services Office (ISO) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gathers information for setting fire insurance rates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Furthers advancement of the professional fire service </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>International Fire Code Institute (IFCI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creator of one of the three U.S. model fire codes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest union organization representing firefighters </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>International City Managers Association (ICMA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local government management professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develops model building codes </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists Assembly of Congress through accreditation, education, and arbitration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishes fire service training manuals </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develops standards for fire equipment and systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishes textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Response Center (NRC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notifies agencies involved in hazardous materials emergencies </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. National and International Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develops training and reference materials for wildland firefighting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creator of one of the three U.S. model codes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Underwriters Laboratories (UL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests, lists, and marks materials that are safe </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Federal Organizations <ul><li>Department of Transportation (DOT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulates transportation of hazardous materials in the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Department of Homeland Security (DHS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates federal, state, and local governments to protect U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinates federal disaster response </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Federal Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Emergency Management Institute (EMI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides emergency management training for local government personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Emergency Training Center (NETC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for public organizations to meet for emergency response training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Fire Academy (NFA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training organization for fire service professionals </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Federal Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>National Firefighting Equipment System (NFES) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishes reference and training manuals on wildland firefighting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>United States Forest Service (USFS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides fire protection to National Forests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Land Management (BLM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides fire protection to BLM </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Figure 5-2 United States Forest Service Figure 5-3 Bureau of Land Management
  17. 17. Federal Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>National Park Service (NPS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides fire protection to NPS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinates firefighting resources for wildland fires </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gathers and processes evidence for arson and bomb incidents </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Federal Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Department of Defense (DOD) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists fire department with antiterrorism training and response </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Institutes for Safety and Health (NIOSH) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses the problem of firefighter fatalities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures safe working conditions </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. State Organizations <ul><li>Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforces state fire laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes fire-related legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develops statewide training programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides assistance to local government in disaster response, recovery, and mitigation </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. State Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>State Forestry Department/Department of State Lands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides fire protection on state lands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office of Emergency Management (OEM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinates with local fire agencies in response to disasters </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Local Organizations <ul><li>Burn foundations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raises funds for burn treatment and assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Police department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides evacuation and traffic control in emergencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists in arson investigations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emergency Operations Center (EOC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serves as focal point in regional incidents </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Local Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Building department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to ensure fire safety in structures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to ensure adequate water supply </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning department/Zoning commission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determines what is built where </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Local Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Street department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintains and regulates streets and bridges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advises fire department of closures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides heavy equipment to fire department when needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Judicial system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists with lawsuits and criminal prosecution </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Local Organizations (con’t.) <ul><li>Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitors emergency medical training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversees private ambulance providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists in mass casualty incidents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community service organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources of revenue, equipment, and assistance with fire service public relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: Kiwanis, Rotary </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Periodical Publications <ul><li>Sources of the latest developments in fire and emergency service </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AMERICAN FIRE JOURNAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIRE CHIEF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIRE ENGINEERING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIREHOUSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NFPA JOURNAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JOURNAL of EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Numerous resources are available to help the fire service achieve its goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raises professional standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists at emergencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fire service professionals can contact organizations to gather needed information on a wide variety of subjects </li></ul>Summary
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