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‘I’d say America is still burning': Chief Bashoor reflects on seminal fire and life safety report

A new NFPA report unpacks what has changed and what has remained the same since ‘America Burning’


In light of the new NFPA report ‘Fire in the United States Since 1980, Through the Lens of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem,’ Fire Chief Marc Bashoor considers the progress we have achieved and the problems that still exist in the fire service since the seminal report ‘America Burning.’

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