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Fire Prevention Week to be declared in New Hampshire

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By Lisa Braxton

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, at the request of State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, has declared October 5-11 Fire Prevention Week. Governor Hassan will be signing the proclamation on Monday, October 6th at 3:00 p.m. at the State House.

Fire Marshal Degnan, Chief David Parenti, President of the Association of New Hampshire Fire Chiefs, and The New Hampshire Fire Prevention Society are all joining forces with NFPA during FPW to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.

Template governor and mayor proclamations are available on the Fire Service section of the FPW page of the NFPA website. Other media materials on the site include sample news releases, social media messages, and letters to the editor.

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.


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