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Lisa Braxton
In response to recent requests by rural symposium participants, NFPA has produced a new tip sheet outlining chicken coop safety for hobby farmers. The tip sheet gives guidance for protecting people, property, and flocks from fire and also includes pointers on safe hay and bedding storage. The new tip sheet and others are available on the safety…
Susan Scott
Anyone know of available grants for AEDs?  Our department has three old Aed10 from Welch Allyn and they are no longer supporting it and defibrillator pads are nearly impossible to find anymore.  We have a large geographic area and few responders so we have three units placed strategically around the territory and they will be exensive to replace.… (Show more)
Lisa Braxton
Only weeks remain to apply for the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, February 9th. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who have these qualifications: Work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office. Use NFPA educational programs and materials in a…
Karen Berard-Reed
The NFPA Educational Messages Advisory Committee will meet this spring to review all submissions for changes, deletions, and additions to the educational messages desk reference. Please take some time to review the document and share your thoughts via the submission form found at www.nfpa.org/emac. If you have suggestions about how messages can… (Show more)
Karen Berard-Reed
Hi everyone. I'm curious if there would be any interest in exchanging ideas and info to help us all improve how we deliver education and reach our seniors better. I'd love to hear what other communities are doing, and exchange ideas and programs that have and maybe haven't worked. We are using the remembering When Program and it's been very… (Show more)
Karen Berard-Reed
How are you observing Fire Prevention Week in your community? Share your ideas and photos!  fpw 2017
Karen Berard-Reed
 As we get closer to Fire Prevention Week, we'd love to hear how rural communities are helping residents learn about home escape plans. Share your ideas here and let us know how you are getting the word out about FPW this year. fire prevention week public education
Karen Berard-Reed
There are some great webinars coming up that will benefit folks in the rural setting. On Wednesday, September 13 from 12:30 - 1:30 Eastern, join us for the Small Community Needs of the U.S. Fire Service webinar. There are also sessions scheduled on the topics of home fire sprinklers, wildfire evacuation modeling, and how to assist people who are… (Show more)