Faculty Advisor

Clark, Constance

Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Mello, Natalie A.

Project Center

Washington, DC


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.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs