Presenter: Tim Annis and Shawn Kinney
This session discusses a variety of topics regarding the good, the bad, and the ugly of the relations between suppression, prevention, code compliance, and fireground operations. The session will attempt to bridge the gap, bringing together the fire department divisions in a cohesive, cooperative, and efficient model to further our mission in the fire service, to preserve life, property, and the environment. You will hear perspectives on how code directly relates to fireground operations and how a commitment to fire prevention and a good understanding of operations is essential for all stakeholders. We will explore the concepts of firehouse culture and motivational factors as they relate to fire prevention. We will also discuss some of the realities and design options to overcome roadblocks in bringing together all facets of the fire service to effectively specify minimum life safety code requirements.