Tag Archives: public fire education

National Fire Prevention Week 2020: 51 weeks and counting

By: Robert Avsec, Executive Fire Officer So, we’re wrapping up National Fire Prevention Week for 2019. The open houses have been conducted at fire stations and fire halls across the U.S. and Canada. The public displays (e.g., firefighters and their apparatus) at shopping malls, festivals, and sporting events where those firefighters have engaged adults and children to talk about this ...

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PC Earns Safe Kids Worldwide Endorsement

Safe Kids Worldwide and Prevention Connection share a passion and dedication for making communities safer for families and children. That’s why Prevention Connection is honored to have the opportunity to Safe Kids Worldwide’s new Trusted Partners Program – a cause marketing program based on sales to Safe Kids’ network of 500 coalitions in the United States. As a Trusted Partner, Safe Kids Worldwide will promote the partnership and select Prevention Connection products to the network.

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Tampa II: Food-for-Thought 4 “Get Away Day”

I'm confident that the issue of fire prevention has been discussed at length as it should be: if no fire occurs or it's extinguished by an installed fire sprinkler no firefighter need be injured or killed in the line-of-duty. So here's my blog repost for your and those folks at Tampa 2 on "get away day", Children Don’t Cause Fires, Adults Do

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Children Don’t Cause Fires, Adults Do

The behaviors of adults in the USA account for 78 percent of the preventable residential fires. So why do the vast majority of fire prevention educations that Fire and EMS departments deliver each year target children? If we’re looking to significantly reduce the following types of fires, why don’t our programs focus on adult behaviors?

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