Reports & Studies
The following are a list of reports or studies tasked to the Virginia Department of Fire Programs:
|2007 Annual Report - Public Fire and Life Safety Education. Professional Development. Technical Assistance. Operational Support., Advocacy. Research. Funding.|
|Click here to download VDFP 2007 Strategic Plan.
Click here for VDFP’s Service Area Strategic Plan.
|VDFP 2006 Annual Report - Professional Development. Funding. Technical Assistance. Research. Public Fire and Life Safety Education. Operational support. Advocacy|
|VDFP Strategic Plan - VDFP Strategic Plan - Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) has recently launched its 2004 Strategic Plan – Foundations In Reaching Excellence (F.I.R.E.). VDFP’s Strategic Plan is a living document that will be continuously reviewed and updated to ensure VDFP is staying up-to-date with both internal and external customers’ needs.
VDFP Strategic and Service Area Plans
|Reliable Public Safety Radio Communications for Emergency Personnel - During the 2003 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, VDFP, with assistance from the Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Housing and Community Development, was tasked in House Joint Resolution 588 (HJ 588) with studying the feasibility of adopting requirements within the Commonwealth that will ensure buildings are constructed and equipped to permit effective and reliable public safety radio communications for emergency personnel operating inside them|
|Public Assembly Fire and Life Safety Study -
In response to a tragic nightclub fire in Rhode Island in 2003, Governor Mark Warner tasked VDFP, in cooperation with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, with conducting an examination of fire and life safety issues in nightclubs and other public assembly occupancies throughout the Commonwealth. This report provides a detailed accounting of issues relevant to nightclub and public assembly fire and life safety and recommends ways to improve the current state of affairs in the Commonwealth.
|Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency (SAFER) Matching Grant Fund Report. As requested in the 2005 Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter 951, VDFP provided this report on expenditures from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency (SAFER) Matching Grant Fund. This report provides comprehensive information on the SAFER grant program at the federal and state levels.|
- Contributing Factors to Firefighter Line-of-Duty Death in the United States
By: Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, Ainong Zhou, PhD,
Sue McDonald, Elise Fisher, Jonathan Moore
- Reducing fire fighter fatalities – the knowledge based approach
Dr. Stefan Svensson
- Line of Duty Death in the American Fire Service: Components of a better outcome
TRAINING & DISCIPLINE
By: Mike Lombardo
- Soldiers' bravery is not the stuff of Hollywood - Veterans overwhelmingly downplay hero labels*
- TO DIE FOR: To discover why firefighters feel a duty to die, look beyond the obvious.
By Brian A. Crawford
- Some Views on Risk Taking
By: Herbert Schulman, MD (Psychiatry)
- Unified Hostile Incident Guidelines
Unified Hostile Incident Action Guide
By: Fairfax County, Virginia - Fire, Rescue & Police Department