Burn survivor gets recognition from fire safety groups for her pointed op-ed on home fire sprinklers

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Pamela Elliott, before and after a house fire burned her when she was five years old.

NFPA, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, and the advocacy coalition Common Voices have commended burn survivor Pamela Elliott for her op-ed addressing those at highest risk of dying in a fire, particularly children.


In a recent news release, these groups commended Elliott, a member of the North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition, for underscoring the alarming number of home fire injuries and deaths and making a passionate plea for sprinkler requirements. "Pam's voice is important in the debate to show how lives can be saved and losses reduced by the increased use of home fire sprinklers," says Lorraine Carli, NFPA's vice president of Outreach and Advocacy.


Read Pam's op-ed, and showcase your thoughts on sprinklers by crafting your own opinion piece. Here are some tips that will help you through the writing process.

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