Developing a Company Inspection Program for the D/FW International Airport Department of Public Safety [open pdf - 102KB]
"This research project analyzed the issue of developing a company inspection program for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's Department of Public Safety (DFW/DPS). The problem was that the current and projected growth for the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) has necessitated additional inspections for the airport community. The department's Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) cannot continue to conduct the number of required inspections with the current staff. The purpose of this research project was to develop a company inspection program for the DFW/DPS Fire Service. This research employed both historical, descriptive and action research methodology (a) to identify a company inspection program, (b) to determine the need for a company inspection program, (c) to identify the advantages of having a company inspection program, and (d) to develop guidelines for implementation of a company inspection program. The principal procedure employed was to review company inspection programs used by area agencies (August, 2001). Additional information was gathered from literary sources as a basis of developing the company inspection program. The major result of this research was the development of a company inspection program for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's Department of Public Safety. The recommendations resulting from this research included (a) to develop and implement a company inspection program for the D/FW Airport Fire Service, (b) to provide the proper training for members of the department's fire service on the use of this program, and (c) to implement the program in a fair and consistent manner."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/