Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance and System Arranging Corporation’s TriData division, which specializes in public areas safety study and consulting, lately completed a three-year research of best fire prevention practices in 10 countries. The study found many practices that have been connected with dramatic reductions in fire deaths and accidents in these nations. These best practices may help reduce fire injuries and deaths in the U.S. At little or no additional cost, in part by increasing the firefighter’s role in prevention efforts. The research, conducted by staff from TriData and the CDC’s National Middle for Injury Avoidance and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Avoidance, was sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Plan and the CDC.A synopsis of AAPM annual meeting Highlights of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine 52nd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., July 18-22, 2010The 52nd conference of the American Association of Physicists in Medication convenes from July18 – 22, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. AAPM may be the premier firm in medical physics, a broadly-structured scientific and professional discipline encompassing physics concepts and applications in medication and biology. Its membership includes medical physicists who specialize in study that develops cutting-edge technologies and board-certified scientific medical physicists who apply these technologies in community hospitals, treatment centers, and educational medical centers.