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Image of NFPA 3000 with police tapeDeveloped by law enforcement, fire, EMS, facility security, hospitals, universities, private businesses, and federal agencies, NFPA 3000 provides guidance on the comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures that should be established before, during, and after the unthinkable happens. Join NFPA Emergency Services Specialist John Montes on Thursday, September 13th at 2 p.m. (EDT) via Campus Safety as he explains why everyone has a role to play in keeping people and properties safer from harm. The moderator is Zach Winn, senior editor, Campus Safety Magazine.

The webcast will cover the following areas:

  • The scope, parameters, and practitioners that contributed to NFPA 3000
  • The standard’s 20 chapters designed to help you reduce risk
  • Ways to organize, manage, communicate, and sustain your ASHER program
  • Resources and tools available to you

The webcast is sponsored by Siemens. Registration is being accepted.

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The newly released 2018 edition of the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference for the Fire Service and Fire and Life Safety Educators includes a new chapter on college and university housing with messaging addressing both on- and off-campus housing.

Sample messages:

  • Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they are the real thing.
  • Keep you room key, building key, and/or access card near your bed when you sleep. Take them with you when you hear the fire alarm and leave the building.
  • Make sure carbon monoxide alarms are installed in dorm rooms, apartments, or houses to provide early warning of carbon monoxide.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking.

The Desk Reference is for the fire service and fire and life safety educators to use as they are designing and delivering outreach–such as lessons, programs, and presentations–and to provide a base so that messaging can be tailored to target audiences.

Image of carbon monoxide alarm followed by bulleted list of safety tips

Wasps put a family at risk in Bellevue, Washington recently. Firefighters were called to the home because the carbon monoxide alarms were sounding. The home registered elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Firefighters discovered that wasps built a nest in a tankless hot water heater exhaust pipe. According to a news report, the nest completely blocked off the pipe. Officials want to remind everyone about the importance of having working carbon monoxide alarms in the home and periodically checking all exhaust outlets for obstructions.

Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed outside each separate sleeping area, on every level of the home, and in other locations as required by laws, codes, or standards. NFPA’s Carbon Monoxide Safety tip sheet provides additional precautions.

Headshot of Meredith HawesHow do fire departments fit effective messaging into a tweet, infographic, press release, or advertisement? NFPA Regional Education Specialist Meredith Hawes explains in the webinar, “The ABCs of Educational Messaging.” This timely webinar, taking place as fire and life safety educators prepare for Fire Prevention Week, is set for Tuesday, August 28th from 3 to 4 p.m. (EDT). The focus is on effective communication strategies, including targeting specific audiences and refining messaging based on community risk reduction efforts, demographics, cultural factors, and local needs and circumstances. Register today!

A wildfire near homes

The just released 2018 edition of the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference for the Fire Service and Fire and Life Safety Educators includes a new chapter devoted to messaging on safety from wildfires. The chapter includes three sections–Wildfire Prevention, Protecting Homes from Wildfires, and Community-wide Wildfire Safety–and is designed to give the fire service and educators the core messaging they need to address the public on these topics. NFPA’s Wildfire Division provides resources to residents and stakeholders, including infographics, tip sheets, videos, toolkits, training, and reports. The Desk Reference chapter is another tool designed to help reduce risk from wildfires.

The August issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find:Cover image of August issue of Safety Source

  • All the resources you’ll need to raise awareness on fire and life safety during Fire Prevention Week
  • Details on the partnership between NFPA and Domino’s Pizza for fire departments to deliver free FPW materials to residents along with their pizza orders
  • The 2018 edition of the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference for the Fire Service and Fire and Life Safety Educators
  • Tools for National Preparedness Month

And there’s much more. Don't miss an issue! Sign up now and be among the first to get the latest information on happenings in the public education division, activities, fire statistics, trends, educational tips, Sparky the Fire Dog and more!

Cover of Desk Reference

The 2018 edition of this must-have tool for firefighters and fire and life safety educators is now available and includes new chapters on college and university housing and wildfires, as well as a new section on portable cooking equipment. Fire and burn safety messaging has been updated to help you provide accurate and consistent safety information to the public.

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