During the summer of 2006 Dr. Harry Carter went on a Road Trip to various parts of the United States. His purpose was to assess the success of a novel federal program known as the FIRE Act. This is a special program whereby fire departments apply for grants to improve their operational posture. What makes this program special is that members of the fire service review the grants themselves. Further, the money which is awarded goes directly to those departments which are found worthy by their peers. This book describes the adventures of Dr. Harry Carter as he traveled the highways and byways of the United States in search of success stories related to the FIRE Act. During the course of his journey, he traveled more than 6100 miles, visited 18 states and met with members of 48 different fire departments. However, rather than a mere rote listing of statistics, this book provides a human view of the people and places that Dr. Carter visited.
Harry R. Carter, Ph.D., CFO, MIFireE is a Firehouse ® Contributing Editor. A municipal fire protection consultant based in Adelphia, New Jersey, he is the former President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors
. He is a Past Chief and Active Life Member of the Adelphia Fire Company. Currently the Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Howell Township District #2., he retired from the Newark, NJ Fire Department in 1999 as a Battalion Commander. He also served as Chief of Training and Commander of the Hazardous Materials Response Team. Dr. Carter is currently Vice President of the United States Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers of Great Britain (MIFireE). You can contact him at: email@example.com