U.S. Department of Commerce National Fire Prevention and Control Administration: Second Annual Report of the Secretary of Commerce [open pdf - 3MB]
"This Report is submitted to the Congress and the President of the United States in accordance with the requirements of Section 16 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974. The Act directs that the Report shall include, but need not be limited to, an appraisal of human and economic losses due to fire; a survey and summary of the research and technology program undertaken pursuant to the Act; a summary of the activities of the National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control; the activities undertaken to assist the Nation's fire services; progress in public education programs; an analysis of the extent and participation in preparing and submitting fire safety effectiveness statements; a summary of outstanding problems confronting the administration of the Act in the order of their priority; recommendations for additional legislation as being necessary and appropriate; and a summary of reviews, evaluations and suggested improvements in Federal, state, local and private fire prevention and building codes and fire services. […] With the advice and consent of the United States Senate, President Gerald R. Ford appointed Howard D. Tipton of California as Administrator, and David A. Lucht of Ohio as Deputy Administrator, on August 5, 1975, and June 27, 1975, respectively. Thus, at midyear, the first operating executives were in place within the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration. During subsequent months emphasis was placed on recruiting and hiring of top management personnel and professional and support staff, consultation with the fire services and others regarding priority needs, identification of priority initiatives, and the development of a comprehensive Five-Year Plan for the National Fire Administration."
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