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Jim Crawford is currently a Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal for Vancouver, Washington where his responsibilities include business planning, code enforcement, plan review, fire investigation and public education activities. Mr. Crawford served as the Fire Marshal in Portland, Oregon before moving to Vancouver. With more than 34 years experience in the fire service, with the last 18 in senior level management, Mr. Crawford has been an active participant at the national level with the U.S. Fire Administration, The International Fire Marshal's Association (past President), the International Association of Fire Chief's and the National Association of Fire Marshals. He serves as the current chair for the technical committee on professional qualifications of Fire Marshals. He is the author of Fire Prevention: A Comprehensive Approach published by Brady/Prentice Hall, and is a regular columnist with Fire Rescue Magazine. He has served as adjunct faculty at the National Fire Academy, and is the project director for Vision 20/20 (www.strategicfire.org) — a national strategic plan for improving fire prevention efforts in the US.
Mr. Crawford holds an A.S. in Fire Science from Clackamas Community College (OR), and a B.S. in Management and Communications form Concordia University. Mr. Crawford holds numerous training certificates and is a Certified Fire Inspector II from the International Code Council.
Chapter 1: Concepts of Fire Prevention
Chapter 2: Risk and Loss Reduction Education Programs
Chapter 3: Concepts in Code Enforcement
Chapter 4: Plan Review Concepts
Chapter 5: Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigations
Chapter 6: Research in Fire Prevention
Chapter 7: Planning for Fire Prevention Programs
Chapter 8: Historical Influences
Chapter 9: Social/Cultural Influences
Chapter 10: Economic Influences
Chapter 11: Governmental and Departmental Influences
Chapter 12: Evaluating Fire Prevention Programs
Chapter 13: Organizing Fire Prevention Efforts
Chapter 14: Public Policy Issues