Translation

In the aftermath of tragedy, fire officials work to raise safety awareness

title

By Lisa Braxton

Members of the Wilmington Fire Department, in Wilmington, North Carolina, went door-to-door last week, hoping to prevent fires like the one that took the life of 54-year-old Steven Worsham earlier in the week. According to the Associated Press, by the time fire crews arrived at the blaze, the home was collapsing and firefighters couldn’t get inside.

WWAY NewsChannel 3 reports that later, firefighters walked the neighborhood, installing smoke alarms in homes that needed them. In addition, residents have been encouraged to contact the fire department if they need a smoke alarm and can’t afford one. Firefighters will come out and install it.

Fire departments looking to raise awareness among residents or launch a smoke alarm installation program can download free tools from NFPA, including the guide: Planning and Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program, the Smoke Alarm Community Toolkit, and smoke alarm safety tips sheets in English and Spanish.

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


Related Articles

New York fire commissioner conducts safety event after three major fires caused by children

By nfpa@jiveon.com A push for fire safety in New York City is being renewed following recent fires caused by children.…

Here is what a fire sprinkler coalition learned while attending a recent homebuilder’s show

By nfpa@jiveon.com Thanks to a grant by NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative, the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition recently staffed a booth…

South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition uses TV media to dispel myths, address cost concerns

By Fred Durso, Jr. In 2014, South Carolina had the fifth highest number of fire deaths per capita in the…