Charles Jennings partnered with colleagues at the University of Fraser Valley to apply his fire risk research. In the paper Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction: A Summary of At-Risk Areas in Tennessee (link to this article) a simple approach is used to quickly identify areas at highest risk of residential fires. These areas are then
Manitou awarded project to study consolidation of fire departments in South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey
The study will examine the feasibility of shared fire services between South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey. Stay tuned for an update!
Manitou presented findings of its study of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s (CBRM) fire services. The fire service is provided by 34 fire departments including career, volunteer, and composite (combination) departments. Manitou’s recommendation supported Council policy while recommending additional funding, better record keeping, and coordinated service delivery and service standards. http://m.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2016-03-30/article-4482104/Consultant-says-CBRM-fire-service-not-tenable/1
Fire Rescue Manitou Principal Charles Jennings presents findings from our previous study of Andover Fire Rescue to a public hearing held by the Ballardvale Fire Station Building Committee, with the Board of Selectmen and Andover School Committee.
Kaestle-Boos Architects & Mitchell Architects Manitou provides support to Kaestle-Boos Architects and Mitchell Architects on station location study for Town of Sandwich, MA. The study used GIS mapping and analysis to analyze and prioritize among numerous combinations of sites for fire/EMS facilities.
Fire Service Management Manitou Principal Charles Jennings named a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). Jennings was recognized for his sustained contributions to the field of fire service management and joins this elite group of members from among the IFE’s over 12,000 global members. Jennings joined the IFE in 1997 when the US
Canadian Panel Manitou Principal Charles Jennings invited to participate in a Canadian panel evaluating the possibility of forming a national fire data system. The panel, including representation from Provincial Fire Commissioners and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, met in Toronto.
Independent Evaluation of Delivering as One Dr. Tristi Nichols completes her one – year contract with the United Nations, serving on the Independent Evaluation of Delivering as One, a US$ 2.2 million evaluation effort to assess processes and results achieved in eight pilot countries, including Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay and
Key Liaison Between the AEA Board As the key liaison between the AEA Board of Directors and the Task Force responsible for conducting a Review of the Guiding Principles for Evaluators, Dr. Tristi Nichols makes a substantive contribution by developing an Analysis Plan for a major survey extended to the 5,000 member Association. The data
Awarded Contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Manitou, Inc. with partner Logical Innovations, Inc. awarded contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute to develop online curriculum for FEMA staff. This award follows a previous project to develop curriculum on social media in emergency management.