GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Inside Fire Engineering you’ll find a blend of regular columns, one-time feature stories, and compilations of new product and literature information. Our news section and new products and literature sections are staff-written, but almost all columns and features are written by professionals in the fire service or a related field.
This is just a sampling of the subject areas we cover:
- STRATEGY AND TACTICS
- FIRE PREVENTION
- DISASTER MANAGEMENT
- INDUS TRIAL FIRE PROTECTION
- EQUIPMENT INNOVATIONS
- HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
- FIRE PROTECTION
- PREINCIDENT PLANNING
- F1REGROUND COMMAND
In general, we accept only material submitted exclusively to Eire Engineering. Use examples from your own experience to illustrate your point. If you’re outlining a program, for example, describe how your department handled it.
Include two double-spaced, typewritten copies of your article; your address; your work and home phone numbers; a short biographical sketch of yourself; your Social Security number; and any relevant illustrations. Also send any available photos (slides or prints in color if possible) with the full name of the photographer and captions. Never write on the back of prints.
We do consider unsolicited material, but you might want to contact the editor first to check whether the article is of interest. Send a written query to Eire Engineering, Park 80 West, Plaza 2, 7th Floor, Saddle Brook, NJ 07662, or call (201) 845-0800. We will try to notify you within a month if we can use the material.
We also welcome the following:
- Comments, whether complimentary or critical, in the form of letters to the editor.
- Questions for our authors. We ask that you send these through us so we may gauge the interest a particular article generates.
- Submissions for Coming Events at least three months in advance of the issue in which you would like them published.
- Information about significant accomplishments of prominent fire serv ice members for Names in the News.
- Submissions for Apparatus Deliveries. Include a color photograph (print or slide ), a list of the apparatus’s important features, the name of the photographer, and your name, address, and phone number. Explain why you chose that particular apparatus—how it suits your community’s district, needs, and growth; your particular department’s functions; and so on.