The Year in Review: Top 10 Most Viewed Posts

Over the course of the last year, I’ve attempted to provide you—the readers of this blog—with a wide variety of subjects for you consideration and thought.  So here are the ten most viewed posts for 2013.

10.       Accepting Change to Link the “3-E’s” of Fire Prevention


Jill Cotton

Jill Cotton, Marketing and Customer Service Director for the web-based inspections report management systems company, (IROL) based in Aurora, IL, wrote this guest blog.

“One such example is the web-based inspection report management system movement.  Using a web-based, or “cloud” platform, these systems are opening up solutions for service providers and local government.  How are these systems connecting the “3 E’s”?  Let’s take a quick look:

  • Education:  Linking the entities involved in the fire/life safety connection, specifically inspections.  A quality system provides opportunities to communicate prevention and awareness campaigns, i.e., webinars, videos, e-Blasts, etc.
  • Engineering:  Providing a system, or tool, that can be used for reviewing of fire systems, record retention and management, and in-house inspections.
  • Enforcement: Offering real-time knowledge of compliance by answering two key questions: “Does this system work and how do (we) know?”

About Robert Avsec, Executive Fire Officer

Battalion Chief (Ret.) Robert Avsec served with the men and women of the Chesterfield County (VA) Fire and EMS Department for 26 years. He’s now using his acquired knowledge, skills, and experiences as a freelance writer for and as the “blogger in chief” for this blog. Chief Avsec makes his home in Cross Lanes, WV. Contact him via e-mail, [email protected].