Navigation Links
Delaware Fire Service offers important lessons for fire prevention programs nationwide
Date:11/7/2011

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds fire and life safety programs in Delaware offer a strategic, comprehensive and coordinated approach to fire prevention. The study, which involved in-depth interviews with members of the state's fire service, highlights the diversity of prevention initiatives underway in the state and documents how tradition, dedication, and a sense of community are keys to success for the program. Delaware was chosen for the study because some federal fire officials view the state as a model for fire and life safety practices. The report, published in the November issue of Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, offers recommendations to states and localities across the country looking to improve their fire and life safety activities.

Fire and life safety education encompasses community fire and injury prevention efforts. Examples include smoke alarm distribution initiatives and programs that aim to address recidivism among fire-setting youth. In 2009, residential fires in the U.S. resulted in more than 2,500 civilian deaths, 13,000 injuries and property loss of almost $7.8 billion.

"Close to 90 percent of fire departments in the U.S. conduct fire and life safety programs, yet little is known about the factors that influence their success and sustainability," said lead study author Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "By examining the culture and context of a specific state's program and sharing what we learn, we hope to help other states improve their own fire and life safety services."

Using the case study method, the researchers collected data from in-person key informant interviews, direct observation of fire prevention events, and relevant documents such as programmatic materials. Key informants incl
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Parsons
tmparson@jhsph.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. University of Delaware to lead DoD orthopaedic rehabilitation consortium
2. Ocean Park – Delaware's First Privately Owned Platinum LEED Certified Office Park
3. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Delaware is 42nd Among All States in Maternal Mortality
4. Nemours Data Show Childhood Overweight and Obesity Leveling Off in Delaware
5. Women with breast cancer with no genetic link, are not fully utilizing breast cancer services
6. Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens dont get the mental health services they need
7. Scorecard of state performance on long-term services and supports finds wide variation
8. Study finds payment for pediatric obesity services now can save money later
9. Many Autistic Teens Use School Mental-Health Services
10. Hospitals encouraged to consider value-added service of hospital-based radiology groups
11. Service Members Twice as Likely to Have Affairs: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... California (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Plugin ... of ProFire 5k. A fully customizable business presentation tool ... , “Adding the ProFire 5k business tool, users can ... Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “ProFire 5k ... and style to add professionalism to a presentation” , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Parker ... to outstanding customer service and affordable quality regarding heating, ... area announces recognition in 2014 by the “Queen of ... Sons has earned an impressive reputation over the years ... on a wide range of contractor services for both ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Epigenetics finds applications in a large ... drug discovery, developmental biology, and research for metabolic and ... the most widely used techniques for the discovery and ... of cancer is rapidly growing worldwide. In 2012, there ... deaths, and 32.6 million people living with cancer (within ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Risperdal lawsuit ( http://www.risperdallawsuit2014.com/ ) ... litigation currently underway in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common ... 24, 2014, court documents indicate that 1,183 claims had ... who developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) and other complications ... indicates that this represents an increase of more than ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 The federal court overseeing ... blood thinner caused life-threatening episodes of internal bleeding ... for the proceeding, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According ... plans to select lawyers to serve as Liaison ... appointing a Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, which will coordinate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Announcing a new ProFire 5k plugin from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X Professionals 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Recognition In 2014 By The “Queen Of Clean” For Impressive Contractor Services In Arizona 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Recognition In 2014 By The “Queen Of Clean” For Impressive Contractor Services In Arizona 3Health News:Global Epigenetics Market Was Valued at $413.24 Million in 2014 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Global Epigenetics Market Was Valued at $413.24 Million in 2014 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Issues Coordination Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Issues Coordination Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3
... Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex:,UPI) announced today that it ... Fourth Annual Equity Conference which will be held ... the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, NV.,Dave Kaysen, ... Vice,President and Chief Financial Officer will discuss the ...
... Aug. 11 ,BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBS-T) has ... settle allegations of violating the False Claims,Act, the ... Chattanooga, Tenn., operates as Riverbend Government Benefit,Administrators., ... primary,Medicare Part A Fiscal Intermediary for the state ...
... access and practical ... ... for medical professionals, today announced the availability,of PubMed,s MEDLINE abstracts at ... U.S. National Library,of Medicine,s MEDLINE index. SearchMedica,s MEDLINE abstracts link back ...
... Nation Using Caregiverlist.com to Find Quality ... ... nation,s online,destination dedicated to connecting seniors with quality senior care,choices, is ... care services as the caregiving recruitment source for the,industry. Nearly 1,000 ...
... Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) and UCSF have identified a key ... system, the extensive network of arteries, veins, and ... organs. The research, published in the latest issue of ... therapeutic targets for a wide variety of diseases, such ...
... Cincinnati Sub-Zero Medical receives Governor,s 2008 Excellence in Exporting Award (,E-Award,), ... Strickland and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher present award to CSZ Chairman ... ... August 11, 2008 -- Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) Medical, a division of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Uroplasty to Present at the Noble Financial Fourth Annual Equity Conference 2Health News:BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to Pay U.S. $2.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations 2Health News:SearchMedica.com Connects Medical Professionals With MEDLINE Abstracts 2Health News:Home Care Agencies Staffing Challenge Solved With Caregiverlist.com 2Health News:Gladstone scientists identify single microRNA that controls blood vessel development 2Health News:Gladstone scientists identify single microRNA that controls blood vessel development 3Health News:State of Ohio Recognizes Cincinnati Sub-Zero for Excellence in International Sales 2Health News:State of Ohio Recognizes Cincinnati Sub-Zero for Excellence in International Sales 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., (OTC Pink: ... medicinal and healthcare products, announced it received the initial ... hemp-based, advanced headache relief product, for planned distribution to ... Colorado , Washington State , ... the MigraPure H Advanced headache relief gel formulation completed, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014   Synageva BioPharma Corp. ... company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today ... of the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for sebelipase ... the company,s request for accelerated assessment, which has ... time.   The MAA, and the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Calif. , Dec. 23, 2014 In response ... Doctors, Association of Sierra Leone , Direct ... Leone for the treatment of local health workers ... While a new dedicated Ebola care center was constructed for ... the facility is not available for local Sierra Leonean health ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 3First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone 2
... RAD001 reduces risk of disease progression by 70%, - RAD001 is first and ... Nexavar(R),** with potential to address ... unmet medical need,- Once-daily oral RAD001 directly targets ... and blood vessel growth, - RAD001 is currently being studied in multiple types ...
... Adding Singulair to Advair Offers no Additional ... Improvement in Overall Asthma ... 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/,-- Patients with both asthma and allergic rhinitis, ... with Advair,Diskus(R) (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) as,compared ...
Cached Medicine Technology:RAD001 More Than Doubles Time Without Tumor Growth After Failure of Standard Treatment in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer 2RAD001 More Than Doubles Time Without Tumor Growth After Failure of Standard Treatment in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer 3RAD001 More Than Doubles Time Without Tumor Growth After Failure of Standard Treatment in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer 4RAD001 More Than Doubles Time Without Tumor Growth After Failure of Standard Treatment in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer 5RAD001 More Than Doubles Time Without Tumor Growth After Failure of Standard Treatment in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer 6Patients With Asthma and Seasonal Allergies Respond Better to Advair(R) for Their Asthma Than Singulair(TM) 2Patients With Asthma and Seasonal Allergies Respond Better to Advair(R) for Their Asthma Than Singulair(TM) 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: