• Submit your ideas related to Educational Messages

    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 do...
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  • Fire and Life Safety for Seniors Idea Exchange

    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...
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  • Fire Prevention Week is here!

    How are you observing Fire Prevention Week in your community? Share your ideas and photos!  fpw 2017
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  • Fire Prevention Week: Every Second Counts - Plan 2 Ways Out

     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...
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  • Check out these NFPA webinars!

    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...
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  • Thoughts on NFPA Journal's feature article on Rural departments?

    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 Rur...
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  • How do you prepare for firefighting in summer conditions?

    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 s...
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  • Free training opportunity: Remembering  When Scholarship Conference

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Remembering When Scholarship Conference. If you are interested in learning more about how to help older adults in your community reduce fire and falls risks at home, co...
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  • NFPA Wants to Know: Programs & Partnerships?

     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 ...
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  • Fire Prevention Week Prep Resources - Social Media Plans, Fundraising Letters, & More!

    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 me...
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  • 2017 Canadian Rural Symposium in the books!

    Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Canadian Rural Symposium! We learned a lot about the specific challenges and issues your departments face, and look forward to problem-solving together. We'll provide some takeaw...
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  • Thank you, NFPA!

    Just wanted to thank the TREMENDOUS staff at NFPA for putting on a first class "Spotlight on Public Education" within the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston. I had the amazing opportunity to start off our Monday wit...
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  • Proposed Reduction and Cuts in National Fire Service Budget - Reactions?

    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 Se...
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  • How do you enforce building codes in old rural buildings?

    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...
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  • Thank you to NFPA

    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...
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  • Social Media Resources

    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 yo...
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  • Volunteers and Jobs

    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 ...
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  • Introduction

    I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to this group.      Jeff Donahue Regional Education Specialist Public Education Division 617.984.7277 702.468.6049 cell jdonahue@nf...
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  • Sharing Documents & Ideas

    First, thank you to everyone at NFPA for their efforts in putting this forum and that amazingly informative symposium together and to the participants for their interest and engagement in the process!  I jus...
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  • Video Archive: Wildfire, Pub Ed, Social Media Resources & More!

    NOTE: These live events are now closed; you can access the recording by clicking on the images below.   We're excited to kick off our U.S. Rural Firefighting Symposium here in Quincy on Friday, May 12. For those...
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