Best Term Papers

UC Fire Science & Emergency Management takes pleasure in presenting "best term papers" that have been selected by professors, and posted with the student's permission. It is our pleasure to recognize student achievement and promote best practices in the fire service.


 

The Battle Within - Firefighter Suicide & PTSD

See also video interview with Laura Walker, Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Fall, 2017 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

Long Term Effects On Firefighters That Fail To Properly Decontaminate

Spring, 2017 / Fire Dynamics

 

Firefighter Cancer Prevention in Deerfield Township Fire Rescue

Spring, 2017 / Research In Fire Service

 

Increase Part-Time Retention  

Spring, 2017 / Fire Determination Strategies

 

Chief Officer Challenges And Opportunities  - Fire Chief Todd Owens, Reading FD

Fall, 2016 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

Lone Wolf Terrorists

Fall, 2016 / Terrorism Awareness & Preparation

 

School Door Barriers

Fall, 2016 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

Performance Improvement Strategy For Sycamore Township Fire Department

Spring, 2016 / Fire Administration

 

Terrorism Response In Mercer County

Spring, 2016 / Terrorism Awareness & Preparation

 

Fire Apparatus Accidents And Lawsuits

Spring, 2016 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

Exterior Insulation Finish Systems:  Hazard Considerations For The Fire Service

Spring, 2016 / Fire Dynamics

 

The Response to a Possible Terror Attack in a Small Town

Fall, 2015 / Terrorism Awareness

 

Community Paramedicine - Columbus, OH

Fall, 2015 / EMS Legal

 

Which Smoke Alarm Technology Is Recommended For The City of South Euclid:  Ionization v. Photoelectric

Spring, 2015 / Political & Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

 

Community Paramedicine Education For Ohio

Fall, 2014 / Independent Research

 

Governors Island, NY To Reading, OH:  Applying The UL Ventilation Study To Modern Firefighting Strategies

Fall, 2014 / Political & Legal Foundations Of Fire Protection

 

Proper Drug Security For The Fairborn FD

Fall, 2014 /  Legal, Political and Regulatory Environment of EMS

 

Developing An Older Adult Fall Protection Program For Green Township Fire & EMS

Fall, 2014 / Foundations of EMS and Community Paramedicine

 

What Happens When Technology Meets Public Safety?

Fall, 2013 / EMS Legal & Political Issues

 

Discipline With U.S. Local Government Fire Departments

Fall, 2013 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

Applying the Fair Labor Standards Act to the Dayton Fire Department

Fall, 2013 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

The Ohio Arson Registry

Fall, 2013 / Terrorism Awareness & Planning

 

Domestic Terrorism in the United States

Fall, 2013 / Terrorism Awareness & Planning

 

Dayton Fire Department Code Enforcement

Fall, 2013 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

Social Media And Its Place In The Fire Service

Spring, 2013 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

Is Community Paramedicine Feasible For A Public Fire Department?

Spring, 2013 / EMS Legal & Political Issues

 

Joint Terrorism Task Force Teams

Spring, 2013 / Terrorism Awareness & Planning

 

Theater Fires

Fall, 2012 / Political & Legal Foundations

 

Dayton Fire Department Station Evaluation: Improving the Delivery Of EMS and Fire Services by Focusing on the Community

Fall, 2012 / EMS Legal & Political

 

Increasing Life Safety And Decreasing Risks To Firefighters Through The Political Process In Ohio

Student introductory video:  http://youtu.be/Lm8iJ34xR80

Spring, 2012 / Political & Legal Foundations Of Fire Protection

 

The High Toll Of Cancer On The Fire Service;  A Proactive Approach To Preventing Cancer

Spring, 2012 / Firefighter Safety & Risk Management

 

Vulnerability Of Petroleum Terminals In Green Bay, Wisconsin To Terrorist Attack

Spring, 2012 / Terrorism Awareness And Planning

 

Economic Incentives Of Residential Sprinklers For Homeowners

Spring, 2012 / Analytical Approaches For The Fire And Emergency Services

 

Time To Evacuate:  Fire Alarms Systems Are Failing To Address Their Intended Purpose

Spring, 2012 / Analytical Approaches For The Fire And Emergency Services

 

Reducing The Risk Of Firefighter Deaths And Injuries Due To Structural Collapse In City Of Aurora, OH

Winter 2012 / Firefighter Safety & Risk Management

See student's Introductory video

 

Threat And Consequences Of A Terrorist Attack At Port Of Long Beach, California

Winter 2012 / Terrorism Awareness & Planning

See student's Introductory video.

 

Analyzing The SCBA Practices Within The Bedford Division of Fire
Spring 2010 / Political & Legal Foundations

Arson A Growing Problem
Fall 2010/ Firefighter Safety and Risk Management

Beards in the Fire Service: Religious Belief or Safety Liability?
Fall 2008/ Personnel Management for the Fire Service

Charleston Sofa Super Store Tragedy: The Importance of Enforcing Building & Fire Safety Codes
Winter 2010/ Political and Legal Foundations

Chemical Facilities: The Disaster Next Door
Autumn 2011 / Terrorism Awareness                                           

Crossing the Line: Providing Emergency Services in Indiana
Summer 2007/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Cutting Costs without Cutting Safety Identifying Ways to Reduce Fire Department Expenditures while Maintaining Safety
Winter 2008/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Electronic Monitoring of Fire Extinguishers a Beneficial Method to Maintain Compliance in Telecommunications Buildings
Fall 2007/ Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection

Emergency Medical Service Training, Education, and Response for Bloomington Township Fire Department
Fall 2007/ Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection

Ethics, Firefighter Misconduct On and Off Duty
Fall 2006 / Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Fire Based EMS
Winter 2011 / Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Firefighter Health and Fitness: Use of Incentive Programs to Decrease Firefighter Heart Attack and Stroke
Winter 2009/ FST385 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Firefighter Safety and The Modern Vehicle
Summer 2007/ Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Firefighter Tactics, Staffing and Survival
Fall 2008/ Structural Firefighting

Firefighter Safety During Extreme Hot Weather
Fall 2007/ Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Full Stop Policy: Apparatus Response Safety
Autumn 2011 / Firefighter Safety & Risk Management                            

Fire Sprinkler Systems Implementation in Residential Occupancies in Ontario, Canada
Winter 2010/ FST385 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

First Line Supervisor's Role in Motivation
Winter 2008 / Fire Service Personnel Management

Implementing a New Physical Fitness Standard for the Independence (KY) Fire District
Winter 2009/ Personnel Management for the Fire Service

Improved Prevention of Firefighter Cancer
Spring 2007/ Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Independent Medical Exams Before Training
Spring 2008/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Justification for Paramedic Upgrade for the Oconto Fire Department
Winter 2010/ Firefighter Satety and Risk Management

Legal Liability Issues of Standard Operating Procedures
Winter 2007 / Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

The Dangers of Lightweight Construction as Related to the Highland Heights Fire Department
Spring 2010 / Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

NIOSH Investigations; What happens after the fact?
Fall 2009/ Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Offload Delays
Fall 2006 / Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Ohio Residency
Fall 2006 / Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Is Overtime Creating Dangers for Firefighters and the Public?
Spring 2008/ Analytical Approaches to Fire Protection

Managing Our Risk at Fires Involving Vacant Structures
Spring 2008/ Political & Legal class.

Personal Health & Legal Ramifications
Fall 2007/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Personnel Management for the Fire Service
Fall 2007 / Personnel Management for the Fire Service

Personnel Management
Spring Quarter 2009

Personal Protective Equipment: Options For Ft. Thomas, KY FD
Winter 2009 / Poliitical & Legal Foundations

Post Osama Bin Laden World - What Does It Really Mean?
Spring 2011 / Terrorism Awareness

Preparedness for Uncertain Conditions
Spring 2010 / Fire and Emergency Services Administration

Pre-Planning with the Fire Service

A Study of Regionalism for the Fire Service in Cuyahoga County Ohio
Spring 2010 / Personnel Management

Residential Sprinkler Ordinance in Oshkosh, WI - Cost and Benefit Analysis
Winter 2010 / Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection

Responder Safety at Emergency Scenes on Highways
Winter 2008 / Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Responding Safely
Summer 2006 / Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Rodeway Safety for Firefighters
Winter 2007/ Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Safer Future with Residential Sprinklers
Spring 2011/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Firefighter Cancer -  Improved Prevention
June 2007/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Seat belt Use in Fire Service
Summer 2007/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Smoke Alarms: Improving Public Education in Ontario, Canada
Autumn 2011 / Political and Legal Foundations

Smoke Alarms: Comparing the Differences in Response Times and Nuisance Alarms
Spring 2010/ Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection

Smoking Material Fire Problem Illustrated
Summer 2007/ Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection

Social Media and Internet Usage
Winter 2011 / Personnel Management

Standard Operating Guidline for Electrical Safety
Summer 2006 / Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

The Importance of Officer Development Programs and How to Implement One
Winter 2010 / Personnel Management

The Polygraph: A Study of Its Effectiveness as a Screening Tool In the Fire Department Hiring Process
Summer 2009/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

The Station Night Club Fire that Occurred 20 Feb 03
Summer 2008 / Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Use of Contacts for Correcting Vision by Fire Fighters
Spring 2007/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Water Rescue for America's Fire Fighters
Summer 2007/ Firefighter Safety And Risk Management

Why Improvements Should Occur Following "Line of Duty Death"
Spring 2007/ Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

Why Smoke Alarms Fall Short of Their Full Potential
Spring 2008/ Analytical Approaches toFire Protection

Will a Fire Safe Cigarette Have a Significant Impact on Fire Deaths and Fire Losses?
Spring 2008/ Analytical Approaches toFire Protection