A fire department receives a request from the USS Gerald Ford

Blog Post created by meredithhawes Employee on Nov 3, 2016


The Hampton Division of Fire & Rescue recently received a request from the USS Gerald Ford, which is currently docked at the Newport News Shipyard.  For the past two years, the Naval Command has conducted a “Winter Safety Stand Down” for its crew members and last year one of Hampton’s Fire & Life Safety Educators, Corey Johnson, had the honor of presenting to over 1,600 service members at the Hampton Convention Center.


This year the USS Gerald Ford’s Naval Commander wants to utilize the ships on-board video capabilities to disseminate winter safety messaging and Johnson knew just where to turn for resources. He turned to the NFPA for the “Dan the Doofus” Safety videos.  When Johnson reached out to his NFPA Regional Education Specialist he stated “I really think that the NFPA videos are well put together in that they are humorous, professional and straight to the point”.  Johnson will have quick and easy access to NFPA’s video resources and because of that, the ship’s crew will get important and timely safety messages through the Dan Doofus videos on; “Exit Strategy”, “Kitchen For Trouble”, “Home Heating Safety”, and “Yule Light Up My Life”!


Take a look at the rest of the Dan Doofus series and all the other safety videos located in the Video Library on the NFPA website!