Fire and life safety education is a lifelong passion for retired fire marshal

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Nov 7, 2017

BT Fowler with Sparky the Fire Dog

Moving to an assisted living facility was not the end of a chapter for retired Raleigh Fire Marshal BT Fowler. The transition provided him with a whole new audience for his older adult fire and life safety presentations. Years ago, before NFPA introduced Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, BT Fowler and other residents of assisted living facility with FPW bannerFowler and Ernest Grant (now former NFPA chairman of the board) taught older adult workshops at the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Conference. BT was eager to know when NFPA’s training materials on older adults would be available. Ernest made sure that BT was one of the first fire officials in North Carolina to receive the Remembering When training kit. BT used the program throughout his career, adding regular updates as they became available. His work was celebrated in 2007 when the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educators presented him with the BT Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award. Fowler is 89 years old and teaches Remembering When at his new home, the Falls River Village senior lifestyle community. And each year a deserving fire and life safety educator is presented with the award named in his honor.