U.S. Fire Administration discusses new initiatives

Friday - 10/22/2010, 11:54am EDT

Glenn Gaines, Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration

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October 15 and October 22, 2010 -- Host Derrick Dortch discusses the U.S. Fire Administration with Glenn A. Gaines, the acting head of the agency, an entity under the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Fire Administration's mission is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.

Dortch talks to Chief Gaines about new initiatives the agency is undertaking to keep the public and first responders safe, leading causes of fire, ways to prevent fire, and how to ensure recovery after a fire.