FIREFIGHTERS: TRAINED TO PREVENT AS WELL AS PROTECT

03/01/1995
FIREFIGHTERS: TRAINED TO PREVENT AS WELL AS PROTECT BY MARK CHUBB How many of you firefighters reading this article are directly involved in fire prevention during every duty day? What role does fire prevention play in the routine of your fire department? These questions may seem odd or impertinent, but they certainly were not to those who wrote our nation`s fire codes. Indeed, the fire codes` authors long ago recognized the valuable role firefighters play in controlling fire through both prevention and suppression. Each of the nationally recognized model fire prevention codes defines a fire hazard from the unique perspective of those who must respond when prevention fails. Generally, the...

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