Questioning risk-based fire and life safety education age priorities
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LT Timothy McNamara, Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), published “Questioning Risk-Based Fire and Life Safety Education Age Priorities” in Injury Prevention, an international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals. Lieutenant McNamara will graduate from NPS in Summer 2016 with a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. His thesis, Lighting a Fire Under Public Health and Safety Education: Influence through Rational Choice, Reasoned Behavior, and Behavioral Economics, was co-advised by Professors Christopher Bellavita and Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez. Upon graduation, Lieutenant McNamara plans to continue working as an officer in the FDNY, where he will use the conclusions from his thesis to improve public health and safety interventions, as well as intradepartmental training.
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