Firefighting / Fire Codes
Fire code violations have increased in your area over the past two years. Local business owners are complaining to city officials about the fines and costs to mitigate the code violations. The chief has asked you to conduct a cost–benefit analysis of fire code compliance. This analysis should provide an overview of non-enforcement versus enforcement of the fire code.
Try to research the number of commercial fires that occur within your jurisdiction, and determine if the fires could have been prevented if fire codes were enforced.
Your analysis should be two to three pages in length and follow APA guidelines. Make sure to use the textbook and at least one scholarly reference to support your statements. The title and reference pages are not included in the page-count requirement.
International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Fire Protection Association. (2012). Fire inspector: Principles and practice. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Cost-Benefit Analysis Videos:
O’Loughlin, E. [Eugene O’Loughlin]. Problem solving techniques #7: Cost-benefit analysis [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LeV98kPKFk
Urban Institute. [Theurbaninstitute]. (2010, November 15). Cost-benefit analysis and crime control [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeWnJktuanI