How one fire safety manager uses Fire Prevention Week materials


By Lisa Braxton

The countdown to Fire Prevention Week is on for NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Leading up to FPW, Fire Prevention Manager Jerry Clark uses NFPA’s Fast Facts about Fire as his source for posting a daily fact about the dangers of fire on the research center’s Facebook page.

He also makes good use of the FPW logo and other graphic elements. “I’ve always used them for everything from website postings to social media, to flyers,” he says.

The safety tip sheets are also one of his favorite FPW tools. “We tend to use material closely related to the theme, but also tips that might be part of a targeted campaign.” Clark says this year, he plans to focus on both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms during FPW.

How about you? What are your favorite Fire Prevention Week materials and how do you use them? We’d love to hear from you.

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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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