smokyBuilding On this page, you’ll find links to resources pertaining to emergency response and preplanning.Our goal is to collect the most useful and relevant industry links available.If you find a link that you feel should be here, please contact us.



Rapid Intervention Teams Training Curriculum

by Greg Jakubowski

CD available from Fire Protection Publications


Rapid Intervention Teams book

by Greg Jakubowski

Book available from Fire Protection Publications. Sold more than 15,000 copies, required reading for Chief’s tests in some cities.


Preplanning Technologies Article in FireRescue Magazine – August 2012



Simulation Software

Please visit their website: CommandSim for more information.


Consulting Safety Manager’s Inc.

SafeTask™ is CSM’s exclusive, comprehensive safety management system. Frontline crews and managers all over North America are using it to achieve low accident rates, eliminate risk hardening and sustain exemplary safety performance.


The Legal Importance of Following Standards Such as NFPA


Building Information Models in New York City

New York City building industry professionals begin a formal organization of people interested in learning more about BIM (Building Information Models), a powerful new software tool set that radically alters business processes.


Factory Mutual Data Sheets

Now Available On-Line At No Charge!

FM Global’s Data Sheets that provide guidelines for protection of many different hazards, as well as sprinkler and other fire suppression system information


Preplanning Featured in Spring 2008 VFIS Newsletter

Article by Greg Jakubowski


Free/Heavily Discounted Commonly Used Software for Non-Profits


Free Fire Safety Education Training for College/University Staffs

Includes lodging and some meals!

For more information or to register please go to or contact Paul Martin, Vice-President, The Center for Campus Fire Safety at


National Fire Academy “Coffee Break” Training Series

1 Page Training on a variety of technical fire protection topics


NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

Good investigations of firefighter fatalities and serious injuries including recommendations to prevent them – many include the recommendation: conduct pre-incident planning and inspections of buildings within their jurisdictions to facilitate development of safe fire ground strategies and tactics.


Propane Emergencies Resources

Downloadable Textbook and Training Resources – Free from the Propane Education and Resource Council


Free Fire Hazard Analysis Tool for Propane Installations

NFPA, National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) have issued a Fire Safety Analysis Manual, which provides forms and a step-by-step method for completing a written Fire Safety Analysis (FSA) as required in NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code.


Checklist for Investigating Fires in Sprinklered Buildings

Tool for Investigators – to be used immediately following a fire in a sprinklered building.


Vickers Consulting Services, Inc.-Exceptional Grant Writing

Website and resources dedicated to assisting emergency services organizations with winning grants.


Firefighter Close Calls

Website with tons of close call and other resources focused on emergency responder safety


Free fire prevention materials

Resources from the US Fire Administration


ISO – Insurance Services Office

Resources all about ISO, community and building ratings, and tools for fire departments to learn more about and improve their rating


PA Fire Commissioner

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner’s office – state training resources, grants


DOT Emergency Response Guidebook


DOT Emergency Response Guidebook en Espanol


US Coast Guard CHRIS Manual


FM Global Fire Prevention Grants

Grants can be utilized for preplanning


National Fire Protection Association


OSHA Fire Safety

Topic Webpage


OSHA Evacuation

Topic Webpage


Fire Safety for College Campuses

Resources for students and their families