Evidence base for fire prevention

A case study of the Delaware Fire Service shows that community partnerships are key for effective fire safety programmes.
 
Read a summary of the study from Science Daily.
 
The study, which involved in-depth interviews with members of the state’s fire service, highlights the diversity of prevention initiatives underway in the state and documents how tradition, dedication, and a sense of community are keys to success for the program.
 
The research was done by the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.  They conclude that
 
The fire service is an important part of the public health infrastructure
 
Contact us if you want to read the full article – we don’t own the journal, and will get it from another library for you.
 
Fire Prevention in Delaware: A Case Study of Fire and Life Safety Initiatives  (abstract only)
Frattaroli, Shannon
Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, November/December 2011 , vol 17(6) : 492–498
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