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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) described on www.PeopleNow.org are by far the most important initiative and best opportunity for reform in the world ever,

The Defense Fire Protection Association doing business as PeopleNow.org has developed The Plan to Rapidly Implement the UN SDG Target Action Plans (TAPs) and End the Use of Nuclear Weapons, Wars, Poverty, Hunger, Terrorism, Excessive Global Warming, Inequality, etc. in the U.S. and Worldwide described on www.PeopleNow.org This plan will include a TAP to Markedly Improve Fire Protection Worldwide in Light of Global Warming in Particular to Prevent-Combat Forest/Wildfires.


Technologies Presented at Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting Conferences Along with a Plans Developed by DFPA, Could Make Large Wildfires a Thing of the Past.

DFPA participated in the Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting Conference - The Future of US Aerial Firefighting -- Defining and implementing the correct path in Washington DC.

A week after this conference over 700 square miles of pristine forest in Arizona unnecessarily burned. With climate change, wildfires are bound to become much worse. However, the US Forest Service currently has the smallest number of large air tankers under contract in decades, leaving the U.S. more vulnerable than ever to destructive mega wildfires.

Technologies presented at Tangent Link's conference, which could be purchased for the cost of one very large wildfire, could almost immediately extinguish wild fires before they grow into even small/medium sized fires. This could make large wildfires a thing of the past. However our politicians are intent on spending hundreds of billions of dollars on unnecessary wars, occupations, cruise missiles and nuclear weapons instead of fire protection..


The Defense Fire Protection Association (DFPA), a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, research foundation and  consulting firm, has actively and successfully assisted the armed services, federal agencies and the private sector improve safety, survivability, fire, blast and chemical biological & radiation (CBR) protection since its inception in 1984.

Over the years the Navy suffered numerous fires on its ships. One of the most serious of these fires occurred on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the South China Sea while preparing for an attack against North Vietnam. This fire caused the death of 134 sailors and officers and destroyed scores of aircraft. . Most of the planes on the flight deck were fully loaded with munitions. The  fire began when an aircraft, being prepared for launch accidentally fired a Zuni rocket that struck another  aircraft  on the  flight deck. The pilot of the plane struck by the Zuni rocket is now Senator John McCain (who just happens to be the very good friend and Naval Academy classmate of the compiler of this website- Ron Fisher). This fire is depicted in the below video Trial by Fire, which has been used for years to train Navy firefighters.

In 1984, in response to these ship fires, the Department of the Navy  initiated a Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Program.   The Navy contracted with an engineering service firm to help design, develop and implement the PFP Program..

Also, in 1984, Ron Fisher, former nuclear submariner and retired retired from the Navy as a Captain, went to work for this engineering service firm to manage its PFP Program work and founded  the Defense Fire Protection Association.

Ron and DFPA  played a major role in the development and implementation of the PFP Program beginning with PFP Symposiums in 1984 and 1986.

In 1986 Ron left the engineering service firm, obtained  501(c)(3) nonprofit status for DFPA and made it into a membership organization, research foundation and consulting firm.

In 1987 DFPA held its first symposium in Annapolis, Maryland the week before the attack and subsequent devastating fires on the USS STARK in the Persian Gulf.

DFPA has actively and successfully assisted the armed services, federal agencies and the private sector to improve safety, survivability, fire, blast and chemical, biological and radiation (CBR) protection since its inception in 1984.


Used to Conduct Live Fire Training of Capitol Hill & White House First Responders
April 25, 2001 (Four and a half months before 9/11) and again on April 30, 2002.
Planned, arranged and hosted by DFPA

The graphs below depict the significant decreases in the number of Navy shipboard fire mishaps and dollar losses from shipboard fires from 1987 (when DFPA had its first conference) until 1998. These graphs were prepared by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy For Safety and Survivability (AS S&S)

These improvements in shipboard fire safety can be primarily attributed to the leadership and teamwork of the people below and DFPA's Conferences and Training that resulted inthe following collaborating and working together.

We need this same cooperation, leadership and teamwork in all areas of the Government.

In summary, DFPA has amassed an impressive track record and DFPA personnel have a detailed understanding of safety, survivability, fire, blast and CBR protection, damage mitigation, emergency response, homeland security, counter-terrorism, and emergency response programs and the individuals, companies and government organizations involved in these areas.

DFPA is currently concentrating on planning  to implement the UN  Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and conversion of the military industrial complex to provide the materials and equipment to implement the SDGs including  fire proofing the world, building fire fighting aircrafts and converting bombers and fighters into firefighting aircraft. For additional details see www.PeopleNow.org or contact Ron Fisher 703-725-7849, email Fisher@PeopleNow.org.

  DFPA does not have or plan to have memberships for individuals.

The principals of DFPA work closely with Veterans Sales and Services described at www.VetsSS.com.

Defense Fire Protection Association - DFPA
Ron Fisher
Captain US Navy (retired)
Executive Director
Email: Fisher@PeopleNow.org
Phone: 703-725-7849  Fax: 703-521-0849
PO Box 1310, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-0310