Presentation on theme: "Update on Vision 20/20 Jim Crawford Project Manager"— Presentation transcript:
1 Update on Vision 20/20 Jim Crawford Project Manager
2 The ImpetusPrevious national plans for fire protection have had a great deal in common.President Truman's 1947 Report on Fire PreventionAmerica Burning, first completed in 1973WingspreadSolutions 2000All had a common theme for increasing efforts in fire prevention as a key component to the fire safety problem in the United States.
3 What next?How would you conduct a national strategic plan for fire prevention efforts in the United States?
4 OrganizationAn Executive Working Committee provides management Project Manager: Jim Crawford Vancouver Fire Department, Retired IFE Treasurer: Bill Kehoe Staff Coordinator: Peg Carson Carson Associates, Inc. Communications Manager: Ed Comeau writer-tech.com
5 Organization A Steering Committee Provides Guidance Meri-K Appy, Safe KidsLaura Baker, IWomenJohnny Brewington, International Association of Black Professional Fire FightersSarah Lee, National Volunteer Fire CouncilRon Farr, National Association of State Fire MarshalsSean DeCrane, International Association of Fire FightersShane Diekman, Centers for Disease ControlGary Keith, National Fire Protection AssociationMichael LoveDaniel Madrzykowski, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyPaul Maldonado, National Association of Hispanic FirefightersBen MayPatricia Mieszala, NFPA Education SectionOzzie MirkhahAlan Perdue, International Association of Fire ChiefsWayne PowellSteven Sawyer, International Fire Marshals AssociationRonald Siarnicki, National Fallen Firefighters FoundationPhil SchaenmanJim TidwellPaul Valentine, International Fire Service Training AssociationSara Yerkes, International Code CouncilMichael Crowley, Society of Fire Protection Engineers
6 Identify Gaps Create Action Web ForumConducted simultaneously in 13 locationsInvolved over 500 grass-roots practitionersDetermined top priorities for immediate actionContributed action steps
7 The National Forum March 31 – April 1 2008 in Washington DC 150 representatives of national organizations and agenciesAdditional 20 representatives of grass-roots efforts in the US (special guests from England, and Australia)Tasks:Validate the 5 top priorities for reducing fire lossDefine action steps for achieving eachTo the extent possible identify responsible parties and measures
10 Strategy 1: Increase Prevention Advocacy Document and communicate the magnitude of the nation’s fire problem and the benefit of prevention activities to decision makersImprove and support data collection systemsDevelop a current national fire prevention research agendaAdvocate for increased focus and leadership of the US Fire AdministrationDevelop a clearinghouse for prevention activities, resources, and best practicesIncrease awareness of the economic impact of fire lossFacilitating Individuals/Organizations: Alan Perdue, IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section, Peg Carson
11 Increase Prevention Advocacy Current Status/ActivityAdvocacy Tools ProducedImpact VideosDownloadable ResourcesOnline atUSB available at IAFC/FLSS boothTask Group continuing work
12 Strategy 2: Conduct a National Fire Safety Education/Social Marketing Campaign Establish a strong, comprehensive, broad-based integrated marketing communication campaignNational unifying theme (only you can prevent…..)Develop and implement a national campaign to install working smoke alarms in high-risk homesAdvocate for fire prevention programs that focus on voluntary home inspectionsEnhance and develop strategic relations for fire prevention involving nontraditional partnersFacilitating Individuals/Organizations: Jim Crawford, Meri-K. Appy, Safe Kids, Dr. Shane Diekman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Paul Schwartzman, Pam Powell
13 Conduct a National Fire Safety Education/Social Marketing Campaign Current Status/ActivityFirehouse Expo 2010 in July in BaltimoreCollaboration desirable; report available atProduction of market researchSubject Matter Expert task groupSalter/MitchellPreliminary Findings
14 Conduct a National Fire Safety Education/Social Marketing Campaign People aware fire safety is their responsibilityMany think they are already doing enoughCDC Framing Guide: Live Life to Full PotentialSense of belonging (fires are everyone’s fight)National Fire Safety ThemeWorking Smoke AlarmsKitchen Fire Safety
15 Strategy 3: Prevention Culture Embed the value of fire prevention within the fire serviceEnhance recruitment, training and education practices in fire departmentsRecognize and reward successful fire prevention activities internally and externallyFacilitating Individuals/Organizations: Bill Kehoe, Institution of Fire Engineers, US Branch, Victor Stagnaro, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
16 Current Status/Activity Prevention CultureCurrent Status/ActivityConducted a national surveyCoordinate with National Fallen Firefighters Prevention Initiatives – Public Education as a Critical Fire and Life Safety Program (Grant received)Washington State Fire Marshals Pilot Project modeled after UK and Australia programs
17 Prevention Culture IFE 2009 Grant activity Philadelphia, Madison WI, Belchertown and Amherst MA; Lexington KY, other small deptsCDC interest in Community Risk ReductionFollow up with WSAFM locationDallas TX, Portland OR, Vancouver WA, Wilmington NC, Tucson AZ
18 Prevention Culture National lessons learned symposium conducted National webinar on lessons learned conductedCRR Impact Video (www.strategicfire.org)CRR training materials available (NFFF, IFE, CDC –Continue task group activitiesLong term advocacy and evaluation
19 Prevention Culture IFE 2010 Grant activity Cleveland OH, Washington DC, Alexandria VA, Palm Beach County FL, Rosemount MNPotential for many more partners:Champaign IL; College Station, TX; SBM Fire, MN; Casa Grande, AZ; Chelsea, MACDC SAIFE Programs
20 Strategy 4: Prevention Technology Actively explore ways to identify and utilize the latest technology to push the education and code messageDevelop complete strategies for introducing new fire and burn prevention technologies to consumersFacilitating Individuals/Organizations: Dan Madrzykowski, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, Mike Love, Montgomery County MD retired
21 Prevention Technology Current Status/ActivityNIST conducted symposium on kitchen suppression systemsNIST/Vision 20/20 conducted second symposium on technologies that would prevent kitchen stovetop firesResearch needed to remove barriers for new technologyReport Distribution
22 Prevention Technology Second workshop conducted by NFPA Research Foundation (NIST funded)NIST, UL; CPSC, AHAM, Pioneering Technology, othersField results, next steps toward removing barriers, national standards:Report pending
23 Strategy 5: Codes and Standards Develop a collaborative environmentIncrease required training in building and fire codes at all levels and ranks within the fire servicePromote fire codes within sustainable structures and “green buildings”Establish accountability for the adoption and enforcement of fire and building codesIndividuals/Organizations: Sean DeCrane, International Association of Fire Fighters, Dan Uthe, Tucson AZ retired, Jim Tidwell
24 Current Status/Activity Codes and StandardsCurrent Status/ActivityTask Group meeting conducted in Northbrook IL at UL HeadquartersRecommend continuation of ad-hoc Codes and Standards Advocacy Task GroupEducation prirorityFocus advocacyServe as “mentor” (e.g. SCORE model)
25 Additional Activities Model Performance in PreventionRefinement of Model Performance Measures for fire prevention programsRefine criteria for what constitutes a model prevention programPursue establishment of a “clearinghouse” for model prevention programs (redundancy)Conducted National Model Prevention Program Symposium in Baltimore, June 28 and 29, 2010
26 Model Performance in Prevention continued Cooperative Agreement with AFG on model measuresTask group (ICMA, CPSE, ISO, NFA, USFA, Urban Institute, SME’s)Deliver 5 webinars on model measures, plus 10 field deliveries across the nationPilot delivery in Portland, OR August 2, 2011Train the trainer approach
27 Model Performance in Prevention continued Conduct another symposium on Model Performance in PreventionMarch of 2011 in DC AreaOpen attendanceNational Clearinghouse Recommendation:USFA; NFFF, Vision 20/20 Web site
28 Summary Vision 20/20 is a platform for collaborative efforts Vision 20/20 is an ad-hoc coordinating bodyLong term – seeking structure that will continue strategic planning and collaboration where possible.
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