Fire Protection of Historic Streetscapes


Jared Brown, Evan T. Duderewicz, Benjamin T. Ferland


National Association of State Fire Marshals


Constance Clark, David DiBiasio, Natalie A. Mello


October – December 2009

Project Outcomes

Final Report


This project was sponsored by the National Association of State Fire Marshals to address the issue of fire protection of historic streetscapes. We performed case studies of historic districts with histories of streetscape fires and their response. We also examined towns with successful fire protection programs to determine the most effective methods in protecting historic streetscapes from fire. We recommended educating building owners of risks and protection possibilities, and also stressed the importance of fire inspections and property maintenance.