What Does It Take to Make Good Things Happen? Summary of Remarks.
What Does It Take to Make Good Things Happen? Summary
Snell, J. E.
Fire Risk and Hazard Assessment Research Application
Symposium. Research and Practice: Bridging the Gap.
Proceedings. National Fire Protection Research
Foundation. June 25-27, 1997, San Francisco, CA, 1-5
fire hazards assessment; fire risk; hazard assessment;
fire protection; fire research
Here we--an assembly of fire researchers and users of
fire research--are all fresh and ready to go and the
keynote speaker raises the question, "what does it take
to make good things happen?" The program is full of
interesting papers, many of which report new work, why
then this question? that is not the issue, the issue is
not for us to appreciate what we have done and are
currently doing. The "good thing" I would like to see
happen is sufficient support for fire research and
whatever else is necessary to achieve cost-effective
fire safety, and do so within the next decade. My
concern is with getting the communities we serve to
better understand the value to them of what we do. what
I wish to focus upon is what can we do to help make this
"good thing" happen.