The winner of the 2016 Industrial Fire Protection Section Fire Prevention Week Award is Siemens Building Technologies for their exceptional Fire Prevention Week program.
Siemens partnered with Marvel Comics to script, design, and produce a digital and printed quad-fold comic poster. The comic illustrates how an emergency voice communication system can help spur building occupants to action. The storyline focuses on Siemens’ intelligent voice communication system and features popular Marvel Comic characters such as Iron Man and Captain America.
During Fire Prevention Week 2016, Siemens distributed the comic strip and related materials in high traffic zones throughout their six buildings at corporate headquarters and 104 field offices, local schools, and fire departments.
This award, presented during NFPA's Conference & Expo, recognizes businesses that promote fire and related safety messages to their employees and communities during Fire Prevention Week.
NFPA recently announced the theme of the 2017 Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!", which focuses on the importance of home escape planning and practice.