America Burning: Report of the President's Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

Title

America Burning: Report of the President's Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

Subject

Fire prevention
America Burning

Description

The report is based on almost 2 years of work by the Commission.
We believe it presents the most significant fire safety problems, and the
greatest opportunities for fire loss reduction, in the United States today.
The vast majority of the Commission agreed with all fundamental issues.
Over $11 billion of our resources are wasted by destructive fires each year.
Additionally, 12,000 people are killed and tens of thousands of persons are
scarred physically and emotionally by fire. Recommendations are presented
in this report which, if implemented, will significantly reduce this great toll.
The recommendations emphasize prevention of fire through
implementation of local programs. This is in keeping with the very nature
of the fire problem which is felt hardest at the community level. Additionally,
the recommendations emphasize built-in fire safety-measures which can
detect and extinguish fire before it grows large enough to cause
a major disaster.
We know our great Nation has the resources and technology presently
available to lessen the destructive impact of fire. We believe a continuing
Federal focus on the fire problem is a necessity. It is the earnest hope of the
members of this Commission that this report will provide helpful guidelines
for local, State, and national efforts to reduce the life and property loss
by destructive fire in the United States.

Creator

President's Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

Publisher

President's Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

Date

May, 1973

Format

paper, 192 pages

Original Format

paper

Files

Citation

President's Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, “America Burning: Report of the President's Commission on Fire Prevention and Control,” Fire Files Digital Library, accessed September 22, 2017, http://fire.omeka.net/items/show/35.

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