Fire departments across The Mountain State have gathered in Charleston this week for the West Virginia Fire Safety Summit. Participants are being provided with an overview of NFPA Public Education resources, smoke alarm canvassing and installation tools, West Virginia fire statistics, and wildland fire safety information.
Courtney Rosemond, (pictured above) public information specialist with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office and Public Education Network representative for NFPA, talked about the fire death rate in the state, which officials describe as a crisis, and programs the fire service needs to create to increase fire safety practices among residents.
In addition, experts from across the region exhibited tools and resources of use for fire safety education efforts.
Representatives of The American Red Cross, Kidde Fire Safety, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are among the participants of the two-day summit.