We All Go Home! The Evolution of Firefighter Accountability Systems

Roy, Jeremy (2015) We All Go Home! The Evolution of Firefighter Accountability Systems. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Dr. James G. Vaughan from Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Accountability is arguably the single most important tool that a fire department has at its disposal. Although accountability systems have been used throughout history, one thing is proven: when there is no accountability system in place, it is only a matter of time before firefighters will get injured, or worse, lose their lives. This work will discuss the history of fire department methodology dealing with the creation of incident management accountability systems. In order to provide historical evidence that lack of an accountability system can cause injury or death, case studies of multiple fire departments that have reported line of duty deaths will be discussed. Next, the promising future of firefighter accountability systems will show that the previously discussed issues are actively being addressed. Finally, my personal experience within the fire service as well as accountability systems used in my department will be revealed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Roy, Jeremy
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Dr. James G. Vaughan
Thesis Advisor's Department: Mechanical Engineering
Institution: University of Mississippi
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Depositing User: Jeremy Roy
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 18:59
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 18:59
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/303

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