07/02/14 393 W - + 6 - 4 The Asheville Fire Department and Changes Since The Death of Capt. Jeff Bowen

The Asheville Citizen-Times today published a good story by John Boyle on the changes implemented by the Asheville Fire Department since the death of Capt. Jeff Bowen at a commercial structure fire on July 28, 2011. The intentional fire also critically injured firefighter Jay Bettencourt. Here's a blog posting that compiled news stories and reports at the time.

After the death, sixty firefighters began studying sixteen areas that could pose problems at a fire. They "studied best practices from around the country," and crafted a list of 155 areas of improvement. From there, they focused on six changes they felt were the  most important and "required the most innovative change."

The six areas of improvement:

Read the story.

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