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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)
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
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 
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)
Charles W Boyte
My sincerest thanks go out to all the participants in the Rural Fire and Life Safety and NFPA staff in Boston.  Our guiding light -- the amazing NFPA staff demonstrated that they are truly committed to their work and driven to make our communities safer.  The eclectic collection of participants from all across North America demonstrated amazing… (Show more)
Kyla Caponigro
It was great to be a part of the Rural Firefighting Symposium last week - thank you to all those who made the trip to Quincy to share your thoughts with my colleagues and me!   One topic we touched on was how your departments are using social media, and while most departments are using this valuable channel, there was definitely some talk about… (Show more)
Paul Acosta
How do you or what do you do to get employers to allow their workers to leave and take calls in your community?  I have several that allow them to but they must clock out and lose money to take calls.  Some don't even allow that and the must stay at work.  Thanks all, stay safe. 
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