Browse Exhibits (5 total)
Growing collection of materials relating to the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control and their landmark report, America Burning.
Here are posters that date from the 1930s thru roughly 2004. Most of them I found in the National Archives facility in College Park Maryland. I had to make do taking photos with my camera but in future it may be possible to find a scanner to bring into the facility to do things rights. Several other of the WPA era posters come from the Library of Congress site.
Brochures from federal agencies that relate to fire. These range in dates principally from the mid 70s to late 90s
Interest generated by the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control report was expressed through congressional testimony and statements
for the record, submitted by representatives of the fire services, on many fire-related issues; and by concerned citizens.
Based on Commission findings and recommendations, the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 was enacted. This vital legislation defined a new Federal effort to reduce the Nation's losses of life and property from fire. In
response to the Act, the National Fire
Prevention and Control Administration was
established November 1, 1974.
The primary mission of the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (NFPCA) was to reduce the loss of life and property through better fire prevention and control, coordinated with the state and local governments' activities. The National Fire Prevention and Control Administration was renamed the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) by an act of October 5, 1978. The USFA was later placed under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) effective April 1, 1979.
This exhibit makes it possible to browse and read the text to the official Fire Prevention Week proclamations of the Presidents from the Coolidge Administration to the present.