Fire Risk Reduction Needs and Expectations of the Slavic Community in Urbandale, Iowa [open pdf - 273KB]
"The Urbandale Fire Department (UFD) had never conducted a home fire risk assessment of the growing Slavic community in Urbandale. The purpose of this Applied Research Project (ARP) was to conduct a home fire risk assessment of the Slavic community to help identify risk reduction strategies for the leading causes of home fires. The following research questions were developed to attain results using the Descriptive Research Method: a) What data and research relating to ethnic behavioral issues in home fire risk currently exists for Slavic ethnic groups? b) What are the experiences of other fire departments in Iowa relating to the ethnic behavioral issues in home fire risk of Slavic ethnic groups in their community? c) What base fire risk knowledge does the Slavic community in Urbandale currently have regarding the leading causes of home fires? d) What fire risk reduction strategies can be identified for the Slavic community in Urbandale to help prevent or reduce the impact of a fire in the home?"
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/