Accession Number : ADA186470

Title :   An Organizational History of Air Force Fire Protection.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Ballard, Joe G

PDF Url : ADA186470

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The objective of this research was to present the organizational history of Air Force fire protection from the end of World War II to the present time. The research focused on identifying the significant changes which have taken place during that time period and, if possible, explaining why those changes were made. The study found that the external and internal organizational structures of Air Force fire protection have not dramatically changed since the end of World War II. The fire protection branch has always worked for the officer in charge of real property, and, ultimately, the Base Commander. There were several external reorganizations involving the fire protection branch in the years immediately preceding the creation of the Air Force. However, most of the significant external organizational changes since that time have resulted from name changes. The only two significant internal organizational changes which have taken place during this time have been the addition of an Assistant Chief for Training and reanalysis of the role of the Deputy Fire Chief. Further research is recommended for the study of the evolution and effectiveness of Air Force fire fighting equipment and vehicles.

Descriptors :   *FIRE PROTECTION, AIR FORCE, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), EXTERNAL, FIRES, HISTORY, INTERNAL, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY FACILITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, STRUCTURES, WARFARE, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE