FPW offers safety coordinator a library of topics


By Lisa Braxton

The employees at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Albany, California, know to check the bulletins posted around their workplace every couple of weeks for the latest fire safety information. Safety Coordinator Elizabeth MacGowan rotates topics based on the seasons, holidays, and other relevant criteria. “The material on your website is awesome,” she says.

During Fire Prevention Week MacGowan says she uses the campaign logo and other graphics made available for free on the NFPA website. The safety tip sheets provide her with tools she can use during FPW and throughout the year. “I really appreciate that you have a library of topics,” she says.

What are your favorite FPW materials and how do you use them? I’d like to hear from you.

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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