St. Louis Fire Department finds the right combination of Fire Prevention Week materials to launch a successful campaign

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Aug 18, 2016


It looks to be a "banner year" for the St. Louis Fire Department in terms of Fire Prevention Week activities.

The department has purchased eight FPW banners–one for each fire district, city hall, and fire department headquarters.


In addition to seeing the FPW theme–Don’t Wait–Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10

Years–displayed on public buildings, St. Louis residents and visitors will learn about the importance of this safety

message through the FPW brochure, posters, stickers, magnets, and other materials the department has

purchased as part of FPW in a Box. Firefighters plan to visit schools and community events.


St. Louis Fire Department Battalion Chief Derrick Phillips, says FPW in a Box is his go-to source for making the

observance a success. “We don’t have to create anything new,” he said. “We started using FPW in a Box nine
years ago. All we have to do is place the order and then get to work distributing the materials and talking at schools

and community events about safety.”


Battalion Chief Phillips said the St. Louis Fire Department has too much outreach planned for just one week. Fire Prevention Week is a month-long observance.



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