NFPCA Awards Grant for Arson Information Center
The National Fire Prevention and Control Administration has awarded a six-month, $69,987 grant to the Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, to aid in the collection of information for establishment of an arson information center.
The need for such an information clearinghouse for coordinating an attack on arson was recognized by a recent national leadership seminar conducted by the National Fire Academy at Battelle’s Columbus Laboratory.
Battelle Institute, established in 1925, is among the largest nonprofit scientific research, development and educational organizations in the world.
Under terms of the grant, Battelle will provide NFPCA with a cataloged collection of printed material and a coded and indexed file of other data on arson which Battelle personnel will gather from various sources including several cities where the attack on arson has proven effective.
The information base provided by the arson collection will support several types of anti-arson efforts, including public awareness programs and training programs in arson detection and investigation for public safety agencies.
The materials will be housed in the National Fire Reference Service of NFPCA.