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Fire department hangs out at the mall for Fire Prevention Week

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Jul 22, 2015

 

Imagine talking to 10,000 people about fire safety in one weekend. Raleigh Fire Department Fire Prevention Coordinator/Deputy Fire Marshal Ronald Campbell says his department reaches at least that many shoppers during Fire Prevention Week while exhibiting at a local North Carolina mall using materials from FPW in a Box. !http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01bb08556ba8970d-800wi|border=0|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01bb08556ba8970d-800wi|alt=Shopping Mall|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Shopping Mall|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01bb08556ba8970d img-responsive!


“I find that with FPW in a Box, I don’t have to figure out what products to buy,” says Campbell. “I like the package of brochures that comes with it. They’re topical, relevant. The newsletter makes it easy to come up with an introduction when you’re out there in the community explaining to people why you’re there, why you’re giving the talk in the first place.”


Campbell says his department has lots of exhibit tables set up for three days at a heavily-trafficked area of the mall.


“It’s easy because we can put FPW materials in a bag for people,” he says. “We have it set up so the kids can watch the DVD while we engage the parents and other adults in a conversation about fire safety.”


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