Does your business participate in Fire Prevention Week?

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Aug 9, 2011

Fire Prevention Week award presented by NFPA
Tom Fangmann (left), Corporate Director Insurance/Risk Management, for the Sara Lee Corporation, presents the Fire Prevention Week Award to Fred Knipper, Director of the Fire and Safety Division and Jason Shepherd, Fire Safety Specialist, both with the Office of Occupational and Environmental Safety. At right is NFPA Chair Thomas Jaeger.

The Fire & Life Safety Division at Duke University/Duke Health System in Durham, NC, was recently honored by NFPA for promoting fire and related safety messages for employees and their communities during last year's Fire Prevention Week campaign.

How did Duke University/Duke Health System snag top honors? They reached out to students in a number of ways, including radio station broadcasts and Facebook messages to spread fire safety information. Each student received safety literature, and participated in campus-wide fire drills and testing of battery-operated dormitory smoke alarms. Learn more about their creative efforts to spread the word about fire safety.

Watch a video of the Fire Prevention Week award presentation during NFPA's recent Conference & Expo in Boston.

If you are a member of NFPA's Industrial Fire Protection Member Section, learn how you can nominate your company's Fire Prevention Week efforts for an award.

- Mike Hazell