Best Practices, Firefighters

Fire Suppression Rating Schedule

The purpose of this Schedule is to outline the criteria for evaluating the fire preventaion and fire suppression capabilities of individual communities.

Agency Funding Alternatives for Fire and Emergency Services

The U.S Fire Administration under the Federal Emergency Management Agency has created this guide with the help of a large collaboration of fire departments, emergency medical services, and individual people in an effort to make the difficult task of funding easier. Topics include implications of funding choices, managed care for EMS and private, local, state and federal funding sources. Multiple aspects of grants are covered along with other ideas for funding.

Pennsylvania Quick Response Service (QRS) Recognition

This standard produced by the PA Department of Health lays out what are the requirements for a QRS within Pennsylvania.

Disposal of Fire Smoke Detectors

With fire safety being a task that we perform year round, multiple departments give out and/or install fire smoke detectors. One aspect that is not often addressed is the proper disposal of the fire smoke detector. The U.S Fire Administration provides guidelines in this installation of Tech Talk on how and why to properly dispose of fire smoke detectors.

Voice Radio Communications Guide for the Fire Service


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