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Educational Messages Desk Reference is “go-to” document for fire and life safety educator

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Feb 17, 2015

+I am pleased to introduce Monica Colby as the newest contributor to the Safety Source blog. Monica is a fire and life safety specialist with the Rapid City Fire Department in South Dakota, and former Northwest Regional Advisor to the NFPA Public Education Division. She has been a fire and life safety educator since 1998 serving as a city, district, state, and regional educator. She serves on the NFPA Education Section Board of Directors. +

 

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I use the NFPA

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because I know a group of trusted experts already worked through the statements to find the most concise, and clear way to say what I want to say. For example, explaining to a class about the different types of batteries in

<a href="http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/smoke-alarms" target="_blank" title="Smoke alarm central">smoke alarms</a>

and when to change the batteries used to be difficult for me. When the

<a href="http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-public-educators/educational-messaging/educational-messages-advisory-committee" target="_blank" title="Educational Messages Advisory Committee">Educational Messages Advisory Committee</a>

came out with messages that explained about nonreplaceable batteries and traditional batteries, my life was made much easier.

 

 

Utilizing the proven messages of NFPA’s Educational Messages Desk Reference means I have a tool I can trust that will have an impact on the community.

 

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In January's issue of Safety Source; new Dan Doofus video on smoke alarms, updated EMAC messages & more

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Sprinklers kept fire in check at Washington State apartment complex

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Family member of fire victims says house had no smoke alarms

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