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7 Habits of Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations

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Based on historical context, current needs, best practices, published standards, and successful fire prevention programs, we can identify 7 habits that can be implement to ensure effective and efficient fire prevention operations and organizations.

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations

  1. 1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations
  2. 2. NFPA 1730 Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education Operations
  3. 3. 1. Know their community 2. Have a plan 3. Enforce the code 4. Are proactive with plans review and field inspections 5. Investigate fire incidents 6. Educate the public 7. Are adequately staffed Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations:
  4. 4. Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations: Know their community.
  5. 5. Demographics Geographic Overview Building Stock Fire Experience Responses Hazards Economic Stability
  6. 6. Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations: Have a plan.
  7. 7. Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations: Enforce the code.
  8. 8. High Risk Inspected Annually Moderate Risk Inspected Biennially Low Risk Inspected Triennially Critical Infrastructure Per AHJ
  9. 9. Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations: Are proactive with plan review and field inspections.
  10. 10. Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations: Investigate fire incidents.
  11. 11. Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations: Educate the public.
  12. 12. Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations: Are adequately staffed.
  13. 13. Life Safety Inspections Fire Protection Systems ITM Permits (hot work, events, confined space, etc.) Training Class Delivery Public Education Software Administration Policies, Procedures, R&D Fire/Evacuation Drills
  14. 14. Life Safety Inspections 600 hrs/yr Fire Protection Systems ITM 350 hrs/yr Permits (hot work, events, confined space, etc.) 250 hrs/yr Training Class Delivery 250 hrs/yr Public Education 250 hrs/yr Software Administration 100 hrs/yr Policies, Procedures, R&D 150 hrs/yr Fire/Evacuation Drills 80 hrs/yr
  15. 15. Life Safety Inspections 600 hrs/yr Fire Protection Systems ITM 350 hrs/yr Permits (hot work, events, confined space, etc.) 250 hrs/yr Training Class Delivery 250 hrs/yr Public Education 250 hrs/yr Software Administration 100 hrs/yr Policies, Procedures, R&D 150 hrs/yr Fire/Evacuation Drills 80 hrs/yr TOTAL TASK HOURS 2,030 hrs/yr
  16. 16. Total Work Week Hours 2,080 hrs/yr Less Holidays (-) 80 hrs/yr Less Vacation (-) 40 hrs/yr Less Sick Leave (used) (-) 40 hrs/yr Less Required Training (-) 40 hrs/yr Total Work Hours Available 1,880 hrs/yr
  17. 17. Total Task Hours 2,030 hrs/yr ÷ Total Work Hours Available 1,880 hrs/yr = Total Personnel Needed 1.08 FTE
  18. 18. Total Task Hours 10,000 hrs/yr ÷ Total Work Hours Available 1,880 hrs/yr = Total Personnel Needed 5.32 FTE
  19. 19. 1. Know your community. 2. Have a plan. 3. Enforce the code. 4. Be proactive with plans review and field inspections. 5. Investigate fire incidents. 6. Educate the public. 7. Ensure adequate staffing. Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations:
  20. 20. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations nfpa1730.info

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