Model Performance Measures
Lead individuals: Jim Crawford, Peg Carson, Paul Schwartzman; Martin King; Dr. Matthew Jones
Report PDF | Webinars
The task group of people and organizations working on model performance measures for fire prevention conducted a pilot training for field delivery on August 2nd in Portland, Oregon. A select smaller group who will be instructors, peer reviewers who will help refine the model prevention program criteria helped deliver the pilot offering.
Dr. Matt Jones is the principal subject matter expert for this task group and is supported by his doctoral intern Mariah Kraner. After this delivery the materials will be refined and delivered at 10 other locations around the nation. Five webinars will also be scheduled dealing each with formative, process, impact and outcome measures for the variety of fire prevention disciplines. We are developing materilas that may become part of an online training package in support of these common measures.
The measures themselves are not new - in fact, they are based on both the Naitonal Fire Academy offerings and content from the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook. However, they are being packaged as an instructional offering to get practitioners in the field using common terminology and to add to the growing national database of evidence based decision making for fire prevention programs.
This work is done under a cooperative agreement with the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program which allows substantial involvement by them and the U.S. Fire Administration. A clearinghose system of model prevention programs is being explored as part of this cooperative agreement which may include the U.S. Fire Administration and the NFFF web page under development.