Frequently asked fire service/EMS research topics

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This resource page allows you to browse topics of frequently requested research topics. For each topic you'll see a page with links to citations describing our related materials. Some of our citations will include links to read the fulltext online (when available).

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Active shooter events Aerial ladder operations
Alternative funding and grants Attics, basements, voids, crawl spaces
Automatic/mutual aid Cancer, smoke toxins and firefighters
Change in the fire service Combination fire departments
Construction Damage assessments
Developing a fire safety program Disaster Planning
Diversity in the fire service Emergency Medical Services
Emergency vehicle/ fire apparatus safety Establishing a fire department
Evacuation --
Fire apparatus purchasing Fire behavior
Fire investigations Fire officer development
Firefighter health and safety Firefighter rehabilitation
Firefighting Foams Firefighting operations
Highrise buildings Higher education and the fire service
Historic fires and code development ICS and the fire service
Leadership in the fire service Major named fires
Mass gatherings Natural Disasters
Outdoor warning systems Performance evaluations
Physical fitness Prefire planning
Promotions Protective clothing
Rapid intervention teams Recruitment, retention, incentives
Regional consolidation Residential fires
Residential sprinkler systems / personnel accountability SCBA and Air Management
Shifts and work schedules Social media, mobile tech
Staffing and deployment Strategic planning
Succession planning Suicide in the fire service
Thermal imaging Training (programs, aids, live burn)

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