Tagged: Fire service

Suicide in the Fire Service: Saving the Lives of Firefighters

Video – 2016 CHDS Thesis Series. Steve Heitman. Steve Heitman, Fire Chief of the Mercer Island WA Fire Department, talks about his CHDS Master’s thesis research, looking at whether Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and firefighter...

Substance Testing In The Fire Service: Making Public Safety A Matter Of National Policy

  Interview — video. Chérie Penn. In this video from the CHDS Thesis Series, Chérie Penn, Assistant Chief of the Minneapolis Fire Department, focuses on the state of fire service substance-testing policy nationwide by...

Fighting Tomorrow’s Fire Today: Leveraging Intelligence for Scenario-Based Exercise Design

  Interview — video. Thomas Healy. As it stands, preparedness exercises are being conducted with minimal regard to previous exercises and real-world events. This thesis suggests that by looking into the past, emergency responders...

CHDS Thesis Series: The Contribution of Police and Fire Consolidation to the Homeland Security Mission

Interview — video. Vinicio Mata. Vinicio Mata’s thesis explores the idea of challenging a traditional organizational structure of public safety through the consolidation of police, fire and EMS into a single department to deliver...