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1 Update on Vision 20/20 Jim Crawford Project Manager

2 The Impetus Previous national plans for fire protection have had a great deal in common. –President Truman's 1947 Report on Fire Prevention –America Burning, first completed in 1973 –Wingspread –Solutions 2000 All 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 Organization An 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

5 Organization A Steering Committee Provides Guidance Meri-K Appy, Safe Kids Laura Baker, IWomen Johnny Brewington, International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters Sarah Lee, National Volunteer Fire Council Ron Farr, National Association of State Fire Marshals Sean DeCrane, International Association of Fire Fighters Shane Diekman, Centers for Disease Control Gary Keith, National Fire Protection Association Michael Love Daniel Madrzykowski, National Institute of Standards and Technology Paul Maldonado, National Association of Hispanic Firefighters Ben May Patricia Mieszala, NFPA Education Section Ozzie Mirkhah Alan Perdue, International Association of Fire Chiefs Wayne Powell Steven Sawyer, International Fire Marshals Association Ronald Siarnicki, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Phil Schaenman Jim Tidwell Paul Valentine, International Fire Service Training Association Sara Yerkes, International Code Council Michael Crowley, Society of Fire Protection Engineers

6 Identify Gaps Create Action Web Forum Conducted simultaneously in 13 locations Involved over 500 grass-roots practitioners Determined top priorities for immediate action Contributed action steps

7 The National Forum March 31 – April in Washington DC 150 representatives of national organizations and agencies Additional 20 representatives of grass-roots efforts in the US (special guests from England, and Australia) Tasks: Validate the 5 top priorities for reducing fire loss Define action steps for achieving each To the extent possible identify responsible parties and measures

8 The Report


10 Strategy 1: Increase Prevention Advocacy Document and communicate the magnitude of the nations fire problem and the benefit of prevention activities to decision makers Improve and support data collection systems Develop a current national fire prevention research agenda Advocate for increased focus and leadership of the US Fire Administration Develop a clearinghouse for prevention activities, resources, and best practices Increase awareness of the economic impact of fire loss Facilitating Individuals/Organizations: Alan Perdue, IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section, Peg Carson

11 Increase Prevention Advocacy Current Status/Activity –Advocacy Tools Produced Impact Videos Downloadable Resources Online at USB available at IAFC/FLSS booth –Task Group continuing work

12 Strategy 2: Conduct a National Fire Safety Education/Social Marketing Campaign Establish a strong, comprehensive, broad-based integrated marketing communication campaign National unifying theme (only you can prevent…..) Develop and implement a national campaign to install working smoke alarms in high-risk homes Advocate for fire prevention programs that focus on voluntary home inspections Enhance and develop strategic relations for fire prevention involving nontraditional partners Facilitating 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/Activity –Firehouse Expo 2010 in July in Baltimore –Collaboration desirable; report available at –Production of market research –Subject Matter Expert task group –Salter/Mitchell –Preliminary Findings

14 Conduct a National Fire Safety Education/Social Marketing Campaign –People aware fire safety is their responsibility –Many think they are already doing enough –CDC Framing Guide: Live Life to Full Potential –Sense of belonging (fires are everyones fight) National Fire Safety Theme Working Smoke Alarms Kitchen Fire Safety

15 Strategy 3: Prevention Culture Embed the value of fire prevention within the fire service Enhance recruitment, training and education practices in fire departments Recognize and reward successful fire prevention activities internally and externally Facilitating Individuals/Organizations: Bill Kehoe, Institution of Fire Engineers, US Branch, Victor Stagnaro, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

16 Prevention Culture Current Status/Activity –Conducted a national survey –Coordinate 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 depts CDC interest in Community Risk Reduction –Follow up with WSAFM location Dallas TX, Portland OR, Vancouver WA, Wilmington NC, Tucson AZ

18 Prevention Culture National lessons learned symposium conducted –National webinar on lessons learned conducted –CRR Impact Video ( –CRR training materials available (NFFF, IFE, CDC – –Continue task group activities Long term advocacy and evaluation

19 Prevention Culture IFE 2010 Grant activity –Cleveland OH, Washington DC, Alexandria VA, Palm Beach County FL, Rosemount MN Potential for many more partners: –Champaign IL; College Station, TX; SBM Fire, MN; Casa Grande, AZ; Chelsea, MA –CDC SAIFE Programs

20 Strategy 4: Prevention Technology Actively explore ways to identify and utilize the latest technology to push the education and code message Develop complete strategies for introducing new fire and burn prevention technologies to consumers Facilitating 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/Activity –NIST conducted symposium on kitchen suppression systems –NIST/Vision 20/20 conducted second symposium on technologies that would prevent kitchen stovetop fires Research needed to remove barriers for new technology Report Distribution

22 Prevention Technology Second workshop conducted by NFPA Research Foundation (NIST funded) NIST, UL; CPSC, AHAM, Pioneering Technology, others –Field results, next steps toward removing barriers, national standards: Report pending

23 Strategy 5: Codes and Standards Develop a collaborative environment Increase required training in building and fire codes at all levels and ranks within the fire service Promote fire codes within sustainable structures and green buildings Establish accountability for the adoption and enforcement of fire and building codes Individuals/Organizations: Sean DeCrane, International Association of Fire Fighters, Dan Uthe, Tucson AZ retired, Jim Tidwell

24 Codes and Standards Current Status/Activity –Task Group meeting conducted in Northbrook IL at UL Headquarters –Recommend continuation of ad-hoc Codes and Standards Advocacy Task Group Education prirority Focus advocacy Serve as mentor (e.g. SCORE model)

25 Additional Activities Model Performance in Prevention –Refinement of Model Performance Measures for fire prevention programs –Refine criteria for what constitutes a model prevention program – Pursue 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 measures –Task group (ICMA, CPSE, ISO, NFA, USFA, Urban Institute, SMEs) –Deliver 5 webinars on model measures, plus 10 field deliveries across the nation –Pilot delivery in Portland, OR August 2, 2011 –Train the trainer approach

27 Model Performance in Prevention continued Conduct another symposium on Model Performance in Prevention –March of 2011 in DC Area –Open attendance National 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 body Long term – seeking structure that will continue strategic planning and collaboration where possible.

29 Vision 20/20 is you…..

30 Questions?

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