Traducción

Columbus fire department loses a hero

título

Por Karen Berard-Reed

NFPA is sad to hear the news of the passing of Alonzo King, Jr. from Columbus, Ohio. Our hearts are with the city of Columbus as they celebrate the life of a great public servant. Firefighter King was the Fifty Year Plus Program Coordinator within the Community Relations Office at the Columbus Division of Fire. He was involved with NFPA public education programs for many years and a faithful advocate for fire safety in his community. En 2008, Alonzo was involved in the first NFPA Urban Fire Safety Project set in Columbus. He, along with Lt. David Sawyer, was instrumental to the success of this endeavor.

Alonzo was a key player in working to reduce the fire incidence in high-risk neighborhoods and headed up an installation program for interconnected smoke alarms in the homes of older adults. Alonzo further demonstrated his passion for fire prevention when partnering with NFPA to develop an arson safety program which was used across North America. Firefighter King cared deeply about the older adults in his community and was a strong proponent for the NFPA Remembering When program. He worked with hundreds of older adults in Columbus over the years to help them prevent fires and falls in the home and established important partnerships with other community organizations to strengthen his efforts.

I am sure anyone who had the pleasure of working with Alonzo will remember his infectious smile, his ability to connect with his audiences with humor and music, and his dedication to helping his community. The city of Columbus is left with big shoes to fill.

Fuente:: NFPA – Información de seguridad


Artículos relacionados

Authorities examine generator without gas in Maryland deaths of dad and children

By Lisa Braxton A father and his seven children–six years old to the teens–were found dead in their one-story home

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day today with Sparky’s storybook apps

Por Lauren Backstrom Cada año, World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing

Fire marshal, once again, praises fire sprinklers, calling themfirefighters up in the ceiling

Por nfpa@jiveon.com We recently highlighted this video produced by the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office featuring State Fire Marshal Chris