It's Fire Prevention Week - let's get creative

Blog Post created by judycomoletti Employee on Jul 15, 2011

Welcome to the 2011 Fire Prevention Week blog! It’s great to have you back. We have exciting new FPW information to share. Our blogging team has expanded to include representatives from several different areas at NFPA - public affairs, marketing, web publishing, the home fire sprinkler initiative, and, of course, public education.

This year’s theme is “Protect Your Family from Fire.” We are focusing on three key areas – smoke alarms, escape planning, and home fire sprinklers. And, “family” covers everyone from a family of one to a hundred and one. This theme is for you.

By now I’m sure you’ve had a chance to take a look at the FPW site – your source for everything you need for the campaign. We’ll be blogging daily on interesting topics from high-risk issues to products to website materials and even interesting experiences of our blog team.

The Braintree 4th of July celebration parade Sparky the Fire Dog
ʼTwas a warm summer day when all through the town,

Everyone had settled comfortably on the ground.

When out on the street there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.

The noise through the air was as loud as could be,

The sirens were blaring, could this be happening to me?

When what to my wondering eyes should appear?

But a Holbrook Fire truck with Sparky the Fire Dog® spreading cheer.

I dug in my purse and grabbed my smart phone,

Dashed down the street toward the fire truck’s loud drone.

Sparky was animated and greeting the crowd,

It was hard to keep from laughing out loud.

A nod from Sparky and a click of my phone,

A photo of Sparky was now all my own.

Away the truck went on its merry way,

With Sparky on board giving a wave.

But I saw him wink as he shouted happily,

It’s Fire Prevention Week: Protect Your Family!

That’s my creative take on a parade featuring Sparky the Fire Dog.

What creative ideas do you have for Fire Prevention Week?

- Judy Comoletti