analysis of civilians

Read An Analysis of Civilian versus Sworn Fire Inspectors by Simone J Gulisano and Adobe Spark video will help students understand the differences, advantages and disadvantages of hiring civilian versus paid staff in the fire prevention bureaus.


  1. On page 7, prior to 2001 who was doing the inspections for Chesapeake Bay Fire Department? What problems were the firefighters having?
  2. Discuss the inspection numbers and percentages on page 8 first paragraph.
  3. Under the Literature Review on page 9, America Burning (1973) as commissioned by the National Commission of Fire Prevention and Control, what were some of the main points? What did Corbett (1990) have to say?
  4. Were there any other good points in the Analysis that you found interesting?