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Kyla Caponigro
If your department budget is tight, don’t let a lack of funds keep you from providing Fire Prevention Week materials to your community. With the help of local donors you can get that Fire Prevention Week Banner, the Fire Prevention Week in a Box Value Pack, Sparky Fire Hats and other items you’ll need. The Fire Prevention Week template fundraising… (Show more)
Kyla Caponigro
Do you want to get a jump-start on ways to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme? Fire Prevention Week 2017 is October 8-14. However, fire departments, injury prevention experts, and fire and life safety educators begin outreach much earlier. Register for the first in a series of webinars to be held July 18th from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern… (Show more)
Kyla Caponigro
I saw this article and thought of some of the folks I met from the Arizona, New Mexico, and other western states at the Rural Firefighting Symposium in May.   Any tips to share around preparing for the heat of summer?   Firefighters battle fire, heat during the hot summer - Story | KSAZ 
Dave Robertson
Good afternoon all, This past week I had a conversation with a 6 year old in an elementary school after he pulled the fire alarm. I gave the standard, "We could have been needed elsewhere", speech. Does the NFPA or any one in the community have any resources or suggestions on how to address the non malicious, just curious, pulling of fire… (Show more)
Kyla Caponigro
 One theme that has come through loud and clear as we're having conversations with rural departments is there are budget constraints, and often a lack of resources to develop materials and programs to drive safety in the community.   We've also heard some creative solutions, including building partnerships with local vendors (like print shops or… (Show more)
Kyla Caponigro
Don't forget NFPA offers a variety of free resources via the Public Education section on the website.   Newest resources for 2017 Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14) are available now and include social media messaging, press release samples, fundraising letters, and more!
Kyla Caponigro
Fire Fighter Nation recently shared two articles on the national budget and potential impact to rural firefighters.    Is this something being discussed in your jurisdictions?   Reductions and Cuts Seen in National Fire Service Budget - Fire Fighter Nation  Democrats Criticize Budget, Impact on Firefighters - Fire Fighter Nation 
Feike Van Dijk
Living in a small town (a little over 7000 people) we have many older buildings, we have places likes old saloon's, retail but also multi apartment complexes where old wire sticks out of the walls and ceilings and the roofs are caving in due to leaks. Most of the buildings are owned by local estate owners or out of State people. Although our… (Show more)
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