Fire Prevention Week 2016 marks the 14th year in a row that Hilton Head Island Fire
Rescue’s Fire and Life Safety Educator Cinda Seamon has gone to the FPW website
to download the sample proclamation for the mayor’s signature. She says she couldn’t
imagine handling this task any other way.
“NFPA has the good information I need. The wording is good,” she says. “Why reinvent the
Each year she downloads the proclamation and submits it to the mayor’s office. A presentation
by Mayor David Bennett with the framed proclamation is scheduled for the October 4th town
council meeting. Proclamation signing ceremonies are a great photo opportunity for the media
and provide valuable exposure for fire departments. “The mayor will read it at the meeting and
proclaim Fire Prevention Week. A lot of our crews will come up and accept it,” Cinda says.
The FPW website offers numerous ways to promote this year’s campaign, including a press release,
Cinda says the town council meeting should be well attended, reminding dozens of residents
of this year’s theme: “Don’t Wait–Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”
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