Mark Chubb


Career Highlights

September 2004

Serving on the programme committee for the Third International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire.

March 2004

Convenor National Arson Advisory Committee and chairman of the committee responsible for developing New Zealand’s arson prevention strategy.


Served on the project steering group responsible for the development of the New Zealand Fire Service Fire Incident-Risk Management System (FIRMS).

July 2001

Assisted in the design of a new fire risk management course for the U.S. National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer programme.

March 2001

Served on the programme committee for the Second International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire.

April 1999

Chaired the First International Conference on Fire Service Deployment Analysis.


Participated in the American delegations to the United States/United Kingdom Fire Service Symposia in Orlando, Florida; Stratford-Upon-Avon, England; and Plano, Texas.

December 1994 to May 1999he development of the first set of unified model codes for building construction and fire safety in the United States.tts, U

Played a leading role in the development of the International Code Council’s model codes for building construction and fire safety, especially the decision to develop a performance-based code.


Investigated and reported on significant incidents for the United States Fire Administration’s major fires investigation programme.


Wrote the first model fire prevention code commentary (handbook) published by a United States model code organisation (BOCA International).


February 2000 to Present

Studies toward Master of Public Policy
Completed 105 of 180 required points, including all core papers
School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

August 2003 to Present

Studies toward Graduate Diploma in Executive Leadership
Australasian Fire Authorities Council
Executive Leadership Programme 2003/1
Australian Institute of Police Management
Manly, NSW, Australia

October 2002

Graduate Certificate in Applied Management
Australasian Fire Authorities Council
Executive Development Programme 2002/2
Australian Institute of Police Management
Manly, NSW, Australia

December 1992

Bachelor of Science (Fire Science)
University of Maryland, University College
Adelphi, Maryland, USA

August 1989 to May 1991

Undergraduate studies in urban studies and fire protection engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland, USA

December 1985

Associate of Applied Science (Fire Science)
Community College of the Air Force
Maxwell AFB, Alabama, USA

Professional Qualifications

May 2004

Member, New Zealand Institute of Management

February 2001

Member, Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (No. 1847)

May 1996

Certified Building Official, International Code Council (nee Council of American Building Officials) (No. 2845)

January 1993

Member, Institution of Fire Engineers (No. 19741)


October 2001 to Present

Assistant Fire Region Commander (Fire Safety)
Transalpine Fire Region, New Zealand Fire Service
Christchurch, New Zealand

Lead the fire risk management programme for the Canterbury and West Coast regions of New Zealand’s South Island.  Oversee a team of 12 specialist officers and one fire engineer supporting chief fire officers in urban fire districts serving 500,000+ residents and 40,000+ businesses.  Provide operational command and control at major incidents.  Represent the Fire Service in civil defence emergency management executive and planning groups at regional level.  Manage media relations to promote fire safety awareness.  With peers from other fire regions, provide leadership, specialist technical advice and management direction in support of the Fire Service senior management team in carrying out the those aspects of the Commission’s corporate plan and statement of intent concerned with fire safety and risk management.


Significant Achievements:

·         Initiated a project to develop a national arson reduction strategy by convening representatives of key stakeholders groups from government, industry and the community sector.

·         Introduced the concept of a fire service information memorandum in response to proposed changes in the Fire Service role in building consent decisions.

·         Commissioned an award-winning project to develop a management and staff guide to fire safety in schools to promote uptake of the NZFS school fire safety curriculum (Firewise) and increase referrals to the fire awareness and intervention programme to reduce incidence and consequence of juvenile fire-setting.

·         Provided management direction and oversight of a project to build and deploy an award-winning fire safety demonstration unit aimed improving public awareness of kitchen fire dangers and the effectiveness of domestic smoke alarms and sprinklers.

·         Successfully introduced a new networked IT application (FIRMS) to replace a local (standalone) database application for maintaining fire safety data, processing evacuation schemes and monitoring other compliance activities.

·         Oversaw the successful recruitment, selection and ongoing employment of a cultural liaison officer to foster partnerships and mutual understanding between the Fire Service and Canterbury’s ethnic communities.


May 1999 to October 2001

Fire Engineer
Transalpine Fire Region, New Zealand Fire Service
Christchurch, New Zealand

Provided specialist technical advice and management support to the fire region manager/commander for purposes of developing resources and capabilities to deliver on the Commission’s strategic direction, particularly in the area of fire safety, research and professional and technical advice.  Advised fire safety officers, territorial authorities, and fire engineers in respect of fire safety and compliance matters.  Participated in projects to develop state-of-art risk assessment tools and implement risk management practices.  Assisted specialist officers and incident controller to identify and document the causes, circumstances and consequences of significant fire incidents.


Significant Achievements:

·         Initiated the new role of regional fire engineer in Transalpine Fire Region during a period of significant industrial tension and suspicion.

·         Played a leadership role in the fire engineering team by coaching and mentoring graduate fire engineers in other fire regions.

·         Helped develop the Resource Allocation Model for the Efficient Use of Stations, Equipment and Staff, providing technical support for the risk assessment methodology.

·         Developed the risk assessment methodology and tools employed in the Community Fire Risk Management programme.

·         Managed the project to define user requirements for the ICARUS and FIRMS applications to support implementation of the Community Fire Risk Management methodology throughout the Fire Service.

·         Provided technical expertise in support of Police and forensic specialists during the successful prosecution of Kevin Lionel Harmer for the October 2000 murder of his wife, Jillian Fay Thomas.

·         Introduced internationally-recognised standards of training for specialist fire investigators based on NFPA 921 through consultation with external stakeholder organisations; secured the services of international experts Richard Custer and Dr John DeHaan to support these efforts. 

·         Participated in first workshop to identify at-risk groups, formulate a national promotions strategy, and initiate successful programmes to stimulate behavioural change.

·         Managed relations with the New Zealand plastics industry following the February 2000 fire that destroyed the Ernest Adams bakery in Christchurch.

·         Served as international referee for peer-reviewed journal articles on fire service deployment methodologies developed in Sweden and Taiwan.


July 1998 to May 1999

Executive Director
Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs, Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Served as ex oficio member and recording secretary of the board of directors.  Managed the financial, technical and legislative affairs of an 1800-member organisation serving fire service executives in ten states. 


Significant Achievements:

·         Developed a newsletter and website to foster better communication with members. 

·         Oversaw planning for the annual conference, including educational programmes, sponsorship, exhibition and social functions. 

·         Negotiated a new partnership agreement with Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. for co-operation in national building and fire code development.


August 1993 to May 1999

Fire Code Co-ordinator
Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Served as the principal technical liaison between the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs and the Southern Building Code Congress International.  Oversaw the appointment and management of committees responsible for the development of fire safety provisions of model building and fire prevention codes.  Represented the fire chiefs in the development of standards for fire inspector professional qualifications, professional certification standards, fire incident reporting standards, and other technical subjects.  Developed and delivered technical training for fire safety engineers and regulators.  Led successful efforts to restructure the joint-venture agreement between the fire chiefs and SBCCI to accommodate a continuing role in code development following the consolidation of U.S. model codes.


Significant Achievements:

·         Managed the successful revision and publication of two editions of the Standard Fire Prevention Code.

·         Led efforts within the southeastern states to consolidate the fire safety requirements of U.S. model building and fire prevention codes into a single set of national codes governing the built environment.

·         Led fire service support for the development of performance-based building codes in the United States.

·         Developed and delivered successful training programmes on fire safety code enforcement for states implementing mandatory qualification programmes for fire safety inspectors.

·         Developed the statement of principles used to drive consensus among fire service organisations to support a single set of national model codes governing fire safety in the built environment.

·         Served as a delegate to the United States/United Kingdom Fire Service Symposium from its inception until 1998.

·         Presented papers on concepts of performance-based regulation at international conferences in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Northern Ireland.

·         Delivered a keynote address on firefighter safety to a large international fire service training conference.

·         Wrote the text of a resolution signed by President Bill Clinton establishing the National Arson Prevention Initiative following a series of high-profile church fires in southeastern states.


October 1991 to August 1993

Research Associate
TriData Corporation
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Provided specialist investigative and technical support to projects undertaken on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local governments and private industry clients.  Wrote proposals for new work.  Provided managerial oversight or support to project teams working within my area of expertise.   


Significant Achievements:

·         Investigated and reported on major fires for the United States Fire Administration, including seven major reports on fatal fires and dozens of executive briefings on other significant incidents.

·         Wrote a successful business proposal and initiated a project to develop a firefighter autopsy protocol for the United States Fire Administration.

·         Conducted surveys and assembled source data on innovative funding arrangements employed by local fire authorities, including many non-tax revenues sources.

·         Investigated the range of retention and recruitment techniques employed by volunteer fire brigades, including innovative non-wage financial assistance programmes.

·         Researched and wrote a guide to fire investigation tools and techniques, including the first major review of hydrocarbon detection canines, for the United States Fire Administration.

·         Provided technical support for the interpretation of national fire incident data for the major United States Fire Administration publication Fire in the United States.

·         Provided technical expertise to support message design for successful national public awareness programmes on appropriate use of the national 911 emergency number.

·         Promoted the adoption and use of a national public awareness programme on hurricane preparedness.

·         Investigated the reliability of fire incident data in confirming the circumstances surrounding careless smoking fire deaths.

·         Evaluated the efficacy of fire prevention and code enforcement programmes in studies of metropolitan fire departments in Orange County, Florida and Trenton, New Jersey, among others.

·         Wrote the winning proposal and conducted the technical assessment of the emergency response programme at the United States Department of Energy’s Fernald Environmental Management Project in southwest Ohio.

·         Wrote chapter on fireground communications for United States Fire Administration manual on fire service communications.


March 1989 to March 1992

Fire Protection Specialist
Department of Environmental Safety
University of Maryland, College Park

Developed specifications for fire safety systems for major building projects.  Audited compliance with code requirements and assessed the reliability of fire safety systems in campus facilities.  Supervised public safety arrangements for major crowd events at stadiums, auditoriums, concert halls, libraries and other public spaces.  Attended incidents and co-ordinated activities of on- and off-campus emergency response agencies.  Provided technical support at hazardous substances emergencies, including interventions using full protective clothing.  Investigated and reported to senior management and outside agencies on fires and other incidents affecting the fire safety of campus facilities.


Significant Achievements:

·         Oversaw the first widespread installation of analogue-addressable fire alarm systems in campus buildings.

·         Developed model specifications for the installation of fire alarm systems in campus buildings.

·         Managed fire alarm system testing programme utilising contract student workers.

·         Oversaw the successful installation of the campus’ first CPVC sprinkler system in a high-rise dormitory building during the six-week summer recess.

·         Achieved certification as a hazardous materials response technician and co-responded with Prince George’s County Fire Department personnel to on-campus hazardous substance emergencies.

·         Initiated improvements to fire protection infrastructure at remote campus and research facilities on Maryland’s eastern shore.

·         Initiated a programme to develop fire safety awareness resources for non-English speaking residents in graduate student housing complexes.

·         Developed evacuation procedure screen-saver widely deployed on campus PC networks.


April 1988 to August 1993

Fire Protection Consultant
Self-employed, full- and part-time

Provided technical consulting services to assist clients understand and comply with fire safety legislation and building code requirements. 


Significant Achievements:

·         Provided code consulting and plan review services for an architectural firm with major national clients operating retail establishments in several states.

·         Provided fire safety advice to facilitate successful projects involving historic preservation and adaptive reuse of commercial buildings.

·         Wrote the first commentary (handbook) for a major national fire prevention code and developed successful training programme for fire safety inspectors.

·         Provided consulting expert witness services for defence cases involving code compliance and wrongful death.

·         Prepared and presented proposals on behalf or a disability rights advocacy group to amend national building codes to facilitate firefighting and evacuation of disable in high-rise buildings.

·         Prepared a successful proposal to completely revise and replace Chapter 16—Fire Prevention in the ICC® Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities, 2000 edition.

·         Wrote several articles on fire prevention and code enforcement topics for major national publications.


September 1987 to April 1988

Fire Prevention Supervisor
Dayton Fire Department
Dayton, Ohio, USA

Oversaw citywide inspection programme employing operational firefighters and specialist technical staff responsible for code enforcement, permitting and building plan review.  Maintained technical and managerial liaison with other local government agencies, including building services, water, planning, law and economic development.  Served on the Nuisance Appeals Committee responsible for reviewing applications for abatement of dangerous buildings.  Relieved the fire protection engineer responsible for oversight of other fire safety functions, including fire investigation and public education.


Significant Achievements:

·         Managed the implementation of a new edition of the Ohio Fire Code, introduction of new consumer fireworks regulations and enforcement of a new local ordinance requiring the installation of fire alarms and smoke detection in certain high-risk premises.

·         Participated in the introduction of Local Emergency Planning Committees and compliance with federally mandated community right-to-know legislation intended to facilitate management of hazardous substances emergencies.

·         Served on the city’s Nuisance Appeals Board, which had responsibility for reviewing applications from city enforcement officials to order the abatement of dangerous buildings; introduced a commitment to alternatives to demolition to promote community preservation.

·         Worked with city planners and developers to achieve cost-effective safety improvements in the redevelopment of blighted commercial and industrial buildings and precincts.

·         Attended a major train derailment with release of hazardous materials release that resulted in the evacuation of 30,000 residents; served as incident ground technical liaison officer and decontamination sector supervisor.

·         Attended major fires and assumed operational responsibilities for planning or logistics functions.

·         Notified next-of-kin of off-duty death of fire service employee; provided victim support and welfare assistance to families of injured firefighters following two notable incidents.

·         Assisted in the management of fire investigation activities of an interagency task force with police powers; provided technical support for complex investigations.

·         Promoted new approaches to manage fire risk in the face of declining resident population and rising losses.


June 1985 to September 1987

Fire Prevention Specialist, Plans Examiner
Dayton Fire Department
Dayton, Ohio, USA

Established protocols for the accurate and efficient review of building plans and specifications for compliance with building and fire safety codes.  Maintained liaison with building control officers and building industry concerns to improve awareness of fire safety requirements and encourage compliance.  Reformed plan review processes to maintain rapid turnaround and high level of customer satisfaction.


Significant Achievements:

·         Developed standard protocols for the review of routine consent applications for pre-engineered fire protection systems, fire alarm systems and underground storage tanks to facilitate prompt review.

·         Introduced the use of desktop PCs for the performance of routine tasks related to plan review.

·         Improved relations with the building control department, design professionals, building contractors and business community by introducing regular communication.

·         Developed and introduced new procedures that fostered more efficient plan review to meet steadily rising demand during a building boom.

·         Managed the review of 700-1000 building consent and fire permit applications per year with 97% completed in three days or less.

·         Completed the implementation of indoctrination training for operational staff so they could perform routine fire safety inspections.

·         Initiated loss analysis investigation of large loss paint warehouse fire that led to major revisions to the national flammable liquid code.

·         Received recognition from City Council and Ohio General Assembly for career commitment and work with disadvantaged inner-city youth.


June 1984 to June 1985

Crash-Fire-Rescue Specialist
Dayton International Airport
Fire Department
Vandalia, Ohio, USA

Responded to emergencies involving aircraft, buildings and activities at a major international airport (Index C), including a major international airfreight terminal.  Operated specialist firefighting rescue vehicles and equipment, including gear for technical rescue and hazardous substances emergencies.  Administered emergency medical care to injured and ill travellers as well as airport staff.  Inspected airport facilities, including buildings, fuel systems and equipment for compliance with fire safety requirements of state and national legislation.  Assisted with the development and delivery of training on specialist fire safety topics.


Significant Achievements:

·         Responded to building fire caused by welding operations in Emery Air Freight shipping hub; successfully managed the incident without disrupting time-critical freight transfer operations.

·         Responded to a serious in-flight emergency involving the short return of an outbound 737 passenger aircraft following the mid-air explosion in its starboard engine.

·         Responded to major hydraulic failure of 727 passenger aircraft; emergency shutdown of engines and auxiliary power averted wheel-well fire and emergency evacuation of passengers.

·         Responded to the emergency landing of twin-engine relief aircraft carrying medical supplies that misjudged approach in white-out conditions during blizzard, nearly striking control tower and parked aircraft on loading ramp while landing on a taxiway intersecting the active runway.

·         Designed and delivered peer-to-peer training on emergency operations involving military aircraft preceding a major international airshow.

·         Completed training as a hazardous materials responder as part of the formation of a regional hazardous materials team.


December 1982 to June 1984

Public Safety Dispatcher
of Huber Heights, Ohio
Huber Heights, Ohio, USA

Processed emergency and non-emergency requests for police, fire, ambulance and other emergency services for a medium-sized suburban community.  Maintained accurate records of activities, including maintenance of confidential databases used to record and research information related to criminal inquiries.  Supervised prisoners in holding cells.  Served as a deputy clerk of the district court and exercised authority to issue summons, accept bond for release of detainees, and certify warrants. 


Significant Achievements:

·         Managed communications to enable successful apprehension of armed robbery suspects following interstate pursuit of suspects under high-risk conditions.

·         Managed communication that led to the peaceful surrender of an armed offender wanted for questioning in a theft investigation.

·         Performed research for detectives that led to the successful identification of and prosecution of an offender wanted in connection with gross sexual imposition involving a preschool-aged child.

·         Maintained continuous communication for more than two hours with a severely drug-impaired woman attempting suicide; despite her lack of cooperation and loss of consciousness she was located and successfully resuscitated.

·         Documented procedures for fire service communications and managed training of new personnel to perform these functions.

·         Involved in the implementation of the city’s first computer-aided dispatching system.

·         Assisted in the recruitment and selection of new staff.


March 1982 to December 1985

Huber Heights Fire Department
Huber Heights, Ohio, USA

Responded to fires and rescue incidents as a member of a two-, four- or five-person crew.  Operated fire appliances and technical rescue equipment for vehicle extrication.  Acted in charge of two-man crews at minor emergencies.  Provided advanced life support medical services.  Delivered fire safety programmes to the public and inspected commercial buildings for compliance with code requirements.  Developed pre-incident plans for target hazards.  Prepared lesson plans and provided peer-to-peer training at crew level.


Significant Achievements:

·         Attended major multiple-alarm fire involving outdoor storage at General Motors factory.

·         Attended five multiple alarm fires in subzero weather during a single 24-hour shift over Christmas 1983; during relief rotation at fire station also attended a multiple-casualty MVA with two critical patients and one serious patient while transporting a cardiac patient suffering from a critical arrhythmia.

·         Developed and delivered fire safety presentations for local schools and community organisations.

·         Successfully completed classroom training in cardiac monitoring, trauma care, paediatrics, drug administration, airway management and intravenous therapy; performed majority of clinical rotation for advanced certification as a paramedic before discontinuing training to accept position with Dayton Fire Department.


Military Service

January 1981 to January 1987

Enlisted member of Ohio Air National Guard
Assigned to the 178th Tactical Fighter Group (CES/DEF)
Springfield-Beckley ANGB, Ohio, USA
Rank at discharge: Staff Sergeant (E-5)
AFSC: 57170 Fire Protection Supervisor
Security clearance: Secret
Discharge class: Honourable


Military decorations:

July 1983

Completed Firefighter Rescueman Course
Chanute Technical Training Centre, Air Training Command
Rantoul, Illinois, USA

August 1981

Student Airman-of-the-Month, 3330th Technical Training Wing
Chanute Technical Training Centre, Air Training Command
Rantoul, Illinois, USA

August 1981

Honour Graduate, U.S. Air Force Fire Protection Specialist Course
Chanute Technical Training Centre, Air Training Command
Rantoul, Illinois, USA

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Member, American Society for Public Administration

Member, Building Officials Institute of New Zealand

Chairman (ad interim), New Zealand Country Committee, Democrats Abroad

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Fire Engineering magazine

Member, International Association of Arson Investigators

Member, International Association for Fire Safety Science

Member, Institute of Public Administration of New Zealand

Member, Institution of Fire Engineers; Secretary-Treasurer, USA Branch, 1997-1998;  Branch Councillor, New Zealand Branch, 2001-2002

Member, New Zealand Institute of Management

Member, New Zealand Society for Risk Management

Moderator, People-Buildings-Fire Discussion List

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Refugee and Migrant Centre (Inc.)

Member, Rotary Club of Christchurch West (Inc.); Director, International Service Committee, 2004-05

Personal Data

Home Address:

169 St Albans Street
St Albans
Christchurch 8001
New Zealand

Postal Address:

P O Box 4236
Mail Centre
Christchurch 8015
New Zealand

+64 3 356 0311   Home

+64 21 404 520   Mobile



Married to Alice Ann Wetzel since 1988; two children: Carra (9) and Elizabeth (7).

United States citizen by birth; emigrated to New Zealand in May 1999.  Currently hold New Zealand permanent resident permit and returning resident visa.  Application for New Zealand citizenship by naturalisation approved by the Department of Internal Affairs; awaiting naturalisation ceremony.

Personal Interests and Activities



Cooking, especially American chili, ethnic curries and barbecue


Genealogy and family history research


News and current events


Supporting childrens’ sporting interests: swimming and hockey



Mr Brian T. Joyce
Fire Region Manager (Retired)
New Zealand Fire Service
4 Monkton Place
New Zealand

Dr Charles R. Jennings
Deputy Commissioner
Department of Public Safety
City of White Plains, New York
225 Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, New York 10566
United States of America

+64 (3) 389-8337  Home

+1 (845) 737-7443  Home

+64 (27) 463-0036  Mobile

+1 (914) 422-6355  Office



Publications and Presentations

M. Chubb (2004).  “Investigative Intuition”, 7th International Forensic Science Symposium, Australia/New Zealand Forensic Science Society, Wellington.

M. Chubb (2003).  “Fire Engineering Under Fire,” The Authority.

M. Chubb (2003).  “Wake Up and Smell the Smoke!”, Fire Engineering, Vol. 156, No. 3, March 2003, pp. 184-186.

M. Chubb (2002).  “Building Expectations: Managing Fire Safety by Putting People Back in the Picture,” Fire Protection Engineering, Fall 2002, pp. 11-15.

M. Chubb (2002).  “People, Processes and Performance: Lessons from the Ernest Adams Fire,” BOINZ Building & Plumbing, Vol. 31, No. 4, Summer 2002, pp. 16-19.

M. Chubb (2001).  “Using EMS Calls to Stress Fire Safety,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 154, No. 12, pp. 61-66.

M. Chubb (2001).  “Letters to the Editor: NFPA 1710 a ‘naked power grab’,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 154, No. 3.

M. Chubb (2001).  “Promoting Performance Through Pro-Active Fire Prevention Regulation,” Human Behaviour in Fire, Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium, Cambridge, Mass., 26/28 March 2001, pp. 419-430.

M. Chubb (2000).   “Fire Commentary: Public Confidence Shaken, Not Stirred,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 153, No. 10, pp. 167-168.

M. Chubb and W. Butzbach (2000).  The New Zealand Fire Service Community Fire Risk Management Programme in Proceedings of the 2000 AFAC Conference (CD-ROM), August 2000.  Adelaide, SA, Australia: Australasian Fire Authorities Council.

M. D. Chubb and R. B. Williamson (1999).  “Value-based Fire Safety: A New Regulatory Model for Mitigating Human Error,” Fire and Materials, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 291-296.

M. Chubb (1999).  “Fire Service Deployment Analysis: A Blueprint,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 152, No. 8, pp. 151-157.

M. Chubb (1999).  “Five Tactics for Achieving Fire Safety Success,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 152, No. 2, pp. 47-59.

M. D. Chubb, N. E. Groner and G. Shephard (1998).  A Hypothetical Cognitive Model for Understanding Human Behaviour in Fire in T. J. Shields, ed., Human Behaviour in Fire, Proceedings of the First International Symposium, 31 August/2 September 1998, Belfast, Northern Ireland   Belfast, N.I.: Textflow Ltd., pp. 203-212.

M. Chubb (1998).  “Outline of a New Regulatory Approach for Fire Hazard Abatement and Fire Prevention,” Research and Practice: Bridging the Gap, Proceedings of the Fire Risk and Hazard Assessment Research Application Symposium, San Francisco, Calif., 25/27 June 1997.  Quincy, Mass., USA: National Fire Protection Research Foundation, pp. 284-293.

M. Chubb (1998).  “Consensus v. Consistency,” Fire Commentary, Fire Engineering, Vol. 151, No. 4.

M. Chubb (1997).  “Back to the Future … Fire Prevention and Fire Suppression Meet Again,” Institution of Fire Engineers Educational Conference, 74th Annual General Meeting, University of Hertfordshire, 25 July 1997. Leicester, UK: Institution of Fire Engineers.

M. Chubb (1997).  Lessons from Losses.  Fire Department Instructors’ Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 22 February 1997.  Saddle Brook, N.J., USA: PennWell Publishing Co.

M. Chubb (1996).  “Bridging the Credibility Gap: Building Professional Partnerships for Firesafety,” Paper 23, Proceedings of the Fire Safety Conference on Performance Based Concepts, 15/17 October 1996, Zürich, Switzerland. Zürich: Institut de Securité, pp. 23/1-12.

M. Chubb (1995).  “Regulatory Control of Hazardous Materials,” Proceedings of Fire East ’95, 7/9 November 1995.  Hong Kong: Hong Kong Branch, Institution of Fire Engineers, 1995.

N. E. Groner and M. D. Chubb (1995).  Latent Human Error is the Principal Threat to the Adoption and Use of Performance-Based Fire Safety Requirements in D. P. Lund and E. A. Angell, eds., Proceedings of the First International Conference on Fire Research and Engineering, 10/15 September 1995, Orlando, Florida.  Boston, Mass., USA: Society of Fire Protection Engineers, pp. 203-208.

M. Chubb (1995).  Firefighters: Train to Prevent As Well As Protect,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 148, No. 8, pp. 117-124.

M. Chubb (1995).  “Aboveground Storage Tank Debate,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 148, No. 6, pp. 73-81.

M. Chubb and J. E. Caldwell (1995).  “Tragedy in a Memphis High-rise, Memphis, Tennessee,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 148, No. 3, pp. 49-66.

M. Chubb (1995).  “Our Brothers’ Keepers,” Southern Building, Feb./Mar. 1995, pp. 10-18.

M. Chubb (1994).  “Crain Industries fire of August 8th,” Southern Building, Sept./Oct., pp. 12-14.

M. Chubb (1994), “Fire Inspectors: Bridging the Credibility Gap,” Fire Engineering, Vol. 147, No. 6, pp. 109-116.

M. Chubb (1994).  “Working Together for Safety and Security,” Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Fabricator, May/June.

M. Chubb (1994).  “Home Security and Life Safety: Rediscovering the Three ‘E’s,” Southern Building, Jan./Feb., pp. 6-10.

M. Chubb (1993).  Human Factors Lessons for Public Fire Educators: Lessons from Major Fires.  NFPA Fall Meeting, 15/17 November 1993, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Quincy, Mass., USA: National Fire Protection Assn.

M. Chubb (1993).  “Explosion in Michigan Air-bag Assembly Plant,” Industrial Fire Safety, Vol. 2, No. 5, Sept./Oct., pp. 30-34.

M. Chubb (1993).  “Ohio Judge Orders Parties in Candle Ban Controversy to Negotiate Settlement,” Building Official and Code Administrator, Vol. 27, No. 4, July/Aug., pp. 12-13.

M. Chubb (1993).  Children Left Home Alone: Eleven Die in Two Fires, Detroit, Michigan (January 14 and February 17, 1993).  Report 070 in the U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series.  Emmitsburg, Md., USA: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

M. Chubb (1992).  Eight Fatality Row-house Fire, Chester, Pennsylvania: Lessons Learned from Fires With Five or More Fatalities (December 5, 1992).  Report 067 in the U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series.  Emmitsburg, Md., USA: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

M. Chubb (1992).  Ten-Fatality Board and Care Facility Fire, Detroit, Michigan (June 2, 1992).  Report 066 in the U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series.  Emmitsburg, Md., USA: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

M. Chubb (1992).  High Temperature Accelerant (HTA) Arson Fires.  Report 065 in the U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series.  Emmitsburg, Md., USA: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

M. Chubb (1992).  National Guard Plane Crash at Hotel Site, Evansville, Indiana (February 6, 1992).  Report 064 in the U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series.  Emmitsburg, Md., USA: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

M. Chubb (1992).  Indianapolis Athletic Club Fire, Indianapolis, Indiana (February 5, 1992).  Report 063 in the U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series.  Emmitsburg, Md., USA: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

J. G. Routley, C. R. Jennings and M. Chubb (1991).  High-rise Office Building Fire, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 23, 1991).  Report 049 in the U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series.  Emmitsburg, Md., USA: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

R. W. Ryan and M. Chubb (1991).  Hazards of Building Services and Miscellaneous Building Services, Section 6/Chapters 15 and 17 in A. E. Cote, ed., NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 17th ed.  Quincy, Mass., USA: National Fire Protection Association.

M. Chubb (1991).  BOCA/National Fire Prevention Code Commentary.  Country Club Hills, Ill., USA: Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc.