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International Studies
TriData's wildland Fire Safety Awareness Study (4 part video series)
Fire Chief - Every Department, Every Leader
Prevention and Public Education
Data Analysis/Incident Reporting
Electronic copies of the following publications can be found at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/publications/.
  • Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study April 2002
  • 102 United States Firefighter Fatalities in 2002
  • Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2001
  • Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2000
  • Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 1999
  • Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 1998
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1997
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1996
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1995
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1994
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1993
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1992
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1991
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1990
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1989
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1988
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1987
  • Fire Fighter Fatalities in the United States 1986
  • Profile of the Urban Fire Problem in the United States
  • Fire in the United States 1989-1998 (12th Edition)
  • A Profile of Fire in the United States 1989-1998 12th Ed
  • Fire in the United States 1987-1996 11th Edition
  • Fire In The United States 1986-1995 10th Edition
  • FA-173, Fire in the United States 1985-1994 9th Ed
  • Children and Fire in the United States: 1994-1997
  • Residential Structure Fires on Agricultural Properties
  • Landfill Fires: Their Magnitude, Characteristics, and Mitigation
  • Establishing a Relationship Between Alcohol and Casualties of Fire
  • Fire Risks for Older Adults
  • Fire Risks for the Mobility Impaired
  • Fire Risks for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Topical Report Series:

Electronic and accessible copies of the following publications can be found at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/statistics/reports/pubs/tfrs.shtm.

  • Thanksgiving Day: Residential Structure Fires, Volume 3, Issue 1, November 2002
  • Residential Structure Fires During The Winter Holiday Season, Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2002
  • Firefighter Injuries, Volume 2, Issue 1, July 2001
  • Firefighter Injuries in Structures, Volume 2, Issue 2, August 2001
  • Grill Fires, Volume 2, Issue 3, July 2001
  • Highway Vehicle Fires, Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2001
  • Residential Air Conditioner Fires, Volume 2, Issue 5, July 2001
  • Lightning Fires, Volume 2, Issue 6, August 2001
  • Church Fires, Volume 2, Issue 7, August 2001
  • Medical Facility Fires, Volume 2, Issue 8, October 2001
  • School Fires, Volume 2, Issue 9, October 2001
  • Agricultural Fires, Volume 2, Issue 10, November 2001
  • Multiple Fatality Fires, Volume 2, Issue 11, November 2001
  • Fraternity and Sorority Fires, Volume 2, Issue 12, November 2001
  • Rail Terminal Fires, Volume 2, Issue 13, February 2002
  • Construction Site Fires, Volume 2, Issue 14, November 2001
  • Daycare Center Fires, Volume 2, Issue 15, November 2001
  • Fire in the wildland/Urban Interface, Volume 2, Issue 16, January 2002
  • Mattress and Bedding Fires in Residential Structures, Volume 2, Issue 17, February 2002
  • High Rise Fires, Volume 2, Issue 18, January 2002
  • Outdoor Fires, Volume 2, Issue 19, February 2002
  • Fatal Fires, Volume 2, Issue 20, February 2002
  • Halloween Fires, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2000
  • 2000 wildland Fire Season, Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2000
  • wildland Fires: A Historical Perspective, Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2000
  • Christmas/Christmas Tree Fires, Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2000
  • Older Adults and Fire, Volume 1, Issue 5, January 2001
  • Children and Fire, Volume 1, Issue 6, January 2001
  • The Dangers of Fireworks, Volume 1, Issue 7, January 2001
  • Arson in the United States, Volume 1, Issue 8
  • Heating Fires in Residential Structures, Volume 1, Issue 9, January 2001
  • Portable Heating Fires in Residential Structures, Volume 1, Issue 10, January 2001
  • Agricultural Storage Fires, Volume 1, Issue 11, January 2001
  • Candle Fires in Residential Structures, Volume 1, Issue 12, February 2001
  • Winter Residential Fires, Volume 1, Issue 13, February 2001
  • Dormitory Fires, Volume 1, Issue 14, March 2001
  • Smoke Alarm Performance in Residential Structure Fires, Volume 1, Issue 15, March 2001
  • Residential Structure Fires on Agricultural Properties, Volume 1, Issue 16
  • Child Fire Casualties, Volume 1, Issue 17, March 2001
  • Landfill Fires, Volume 1, Issue 18, March 2001
  • Fire Station Fires, Volume 1, Issue 19, May 2001
  • Firefighter Fatalities in 2000, Volume 1, Issue 20, June 2001
Volunteer Issues
  • The Role of Volunteer Fire Service in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
  • Reaching the Hard-to-Reach, TriData Corporation, October 1994, co-author.
  • Retention and Recruitment in the Volunteer Fire Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, August 1993, coauthor.
Major Fire Reports

Electronic and accessible copies of the following publications can be found at http://www.fema.gov.

  • 141 Firefighter Arson
  • 140 CSX Tunnel Fire, MD
  • 138 Burglar Bar Research & Special Report
  • 135 Dogwood Elementary School, Reston, VA
  • 128 Littleton, CO Incident
  • 127 Allentown
  • 126 Florida Wild Fire
  • 124 Risk Management Planning (RMP)
  • 123 Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT)
  • 122 North Carolina Silo Fire
  • 121 Kona Village Apartment Fire Bremerton, WA
  • 114 Fire Dept. Response to Biological Threat at B'nai B'rith Headquarters, Wash, DC
  • 100 Hazards of Firefighter Training
  • 097 $15 Million Sight and Sound Theater Fire and Building Collapse, PA
  • 099 Improving Firefighter Communications
  • 096 Agricultural Silo Fires
  • 095 Large Fire Set by Juveniles
  • 093 Tire Fires
  • 089 The Aftermath of Firefighter Fatality
  • 088 Prevention of SCBA Failures
  • 087 Firefighter Fatality, Chesapeake, VA
  • 085 Logan Valley Mall Altoona, PA
  • 084 San Francisco Garage Fatality
  • 083 Class A Foam
  • 082 Operational Considerations for High Rise Firefighting
  • 081 Aerial Ladder Collapse Incidents
  • 080 Hospital Fire Kills Four Patients Petersburg, VA
  • 079 Multi-Agency Ocean Rescue Disaster Plan and Drill, Broward Co., FL
  • 078 Three Firefighters Die in Pittsburgh House Fire
  • 077 Four Firefighters Die in Seattle Warehouse Fire
  • 076 The World Trade Center Bombing: Report and Analysis
  • 075 Sodium Explosion Critically Burns Firefighters
  • 074 Compressed Air Foam Use for Structural Fire Fighting: A Field Test
  • 073 Floor Collapse Claims Two Firefighters
  • 072 Nine-Fatality Apartment House Fire
  • 071 New York City Bank Building Fire: Compartmentation vs. Sprinklers
  • 070 Children Left Home Alone: Eleven Die in Tub Fires
  • 069 Wood Truss Roof Collapse Claims Two Firefighters
  • 068 Fire, Police, & EMS Coordination at Apartment Building Explosion
  • 067 Eight-Fatality Row House Fire: Lessons Learned from Res. Fires
  • 066 Ten-Fatality Board and Care Facility
  • 065 High- Temperature Accelerant (HT A) Arson Fires
  • 064 National Guard Plane Crash at Hotel Site
  • 063 Indianapolis Athletic Club Fire
  • 061 Four Firefighters Killed, Trapped by Floor Collapse
  • 060 The East Bay Hills Fire
  • 059 Apartment Complex Fire
  • 058 Major Ship Fire Extinguished by C02 Plant Fire
  • 057 Chicken Processing Plant Fires
  • 055 Seven-Fatality Hotel Fire
  • 054 Arson in America: A Profile of 1989 NFIRS
  • 053 Major Propane Gas Explosion and Fire
  • 052 Massive Leak of Liquefied Chlorine Gas
  • 051 The Value of Pre-Incident Planning for Effective Emergency Management
  • 050 Ten Elderly Fire Victims in Intermediate
  • 049 High Rise Office Building fire
  • 020 Four House Fires That Killed 28 Children
  • 048 Fire Apparatus/Train Collision
  • 047 The Grems Case: How an Arson Case was solved and Prosecuted
  • 046 Seven-Fatality Christmas Tree Fire
  • 045 wildlands Fire Management Federal
  • 044 "Get Alarmed South Carolina" Lessons
  • 043 Four-Fatality Fire in Residential Board and Farmville, VA Care Facility
  • 041 Nine Elderly Fire Victims in Residential Hotel - Miami Beach, FL
  • 040 Success Story at Retirement Home Fire
  • 039 Sixteen-Fatality fire in High Rise Residence Firefighters for the Elderly
  • 038 Shenandoah Retirement House Fire
  • 037 Nine-Fatality Mobile Home Fire
  • 026 $10 Million Marina Fire
  • 035 Phillips Petroleum Chemical Plant Explosion and Fire
  • 034 Twelve-Fatality Nursing Home Fire
  • 033 Five-Fatality High Rise Office Building Fire
  • 032 Gasoline Tanker Incidents in Chicago, IL and Fairfax County, VA
  • 031 Power Off to Hard-Wired Detector in Nine-Fatality House Fire
  • 030 Sprinklers Control Arson Fires in Rock-Storage Warehouse
  • 029 Conservative Approach to Chemical
  • 028 Eight Children and Two Adults Die in Rural House Fire
  • 027 Swimming Pool Chemical Plant Fire
  • 025 Industrial Plastics Fire Major Triage effective Emergency Mgmt. Operation
  • 024 Six Firefighter Fatalities in Construction Care Facility
  • 022 Interstate Bank Building Fire
  • 021 Fire and Explosions at Rocket Fuel Plant
  • 019 Apartment Building Fires
  • 015 Tree Firefighter Fatalities in Training
  • 014 Ramada Inn Air Crash and Fire Policies and Their Implications
  • 009 Sherwin-Williams Paint Warehouse Fire
  • 008 Double Tree Hotel Fire (Learned From Its Success)
  • 007 Urban wildlands Fire
  • 006 College Dormitory Fires in Dover, DE
  • 005 Evacuation of Marticoke, PA due to Metal Processing Plant Fire
  • 004 Schomberg Plaza Fire
  • 002 Detroit Warehouse Fire Claims Three
  • 001 La Posada Hotel Fire McAllen, TX
Local Government
  • A Guide to Funding Alternatives for Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departments, U .S. Fire Administration, December 1993, co-author.
  • How Effective Are Your Community Services¬© Procedures for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Municipal Services, (Harry Hatry, Philip Schaenman, et al.), The Urban Institute/International City Management Association, November 1977 (wrote chapters on transportation, mass transit, and fire protection).
  • Procedures for Improving the Measurement of Local Fire Protection Effectiveness, The Urban Institute/National Fire Protection Association, Washington, D.C., 1977, Philip Schaenman, co-author.