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Burn survivors are becoming powerful voices in the fight for home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on May 19, 2014

 

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a511bb2195970c-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a511bb2195970c-320wi|alt=Amy Acton|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Amy Acton|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a511bb2195970c img-responsive!At NFPA's recent Bringing Safety Home Summit in Denver, the human impact of fire was underscored during a poignant presentation by Amy Acton, executive director of The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and member of NFPA's Board of Directors. Founded in 1977, The Phoenix Society empowers burn survivors through peer support and education and within the last decade has made use of their personal stories for sprinkler advocacy purposes.


 

For more highlights from Acton's presentation, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.


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