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Recording safety tips videos leads to trip down memory lane

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Sep 25, 2013

 

Some time ago I decided to move on from my career in daily broadcast journalism. I’d worked for years in front of the camera as a reporter and news anchor for TV

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stations in the Midwest and Northeast spending long hours reporting on droughts, tornadoes, snowstorms, and fires on the night shift, weekends, early mornings, and holidays.


Bob Finn came to the decision to leave his broadcasting career a while back as well. He
had worked long hours behind the camera as a producer for a regional cable news station covering the night shift, weekends, early mornings, and holidays.


We both came to NFPA and now, in addition to the many things that we do here, we find ourselves in our respective broadcasting roles again–Bob behind the camera, and me in front of it–to produce our safety tips videos.


 

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We’ve recorded more than a dozen videos on topics including[ cooking safety | http://youtu.be/Dm6UMPP2z8I%20 ], portable home oxygen , hotel/motel safety , portable fireplace safety , and home fire sprinklers. Bob and I hope that you’ll find these and our other videos useful and that you’ll take a moment to view all of NFPA’s safety tips sheets. 


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