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Kyla Caponigro
For those of you who attended one of the symposia this past May, you may recognize some names from the article!   Curious to hear your reactions/thoughts on the article (read it here: NFPA Journal - The Rural Fire Problem, July August 2017)? Do you think NFPA covered the topics you care about as rural departments?   What do you think of Ken… (Show more)
Kyla Caponigro
The Fire Protection Research Foundation, in cooperation with Vision 20/20’s Strategy 4, is sponsoring a workshop on September 11, 2017, in College Park, Maryland on smoke alarm and cooking fire prevention technologies. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about new technologies emerging globally, hear updates on codes and… (Show more)
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 
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