Translation

More and more burn survivors using their voice to champion for home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Pam Elliott doesn’t recall the flames or smoke from the house fire that enveloped her 55 years ago. She does remember a Good Samaritan who quickly entered her home and whisked her to safety. The damage was done, however; Elliott received burns on 50 percent of her body. She was only five years old. These injuries haven’t slowed down this North Carolina firecracker. She’s had a successful career as a burn nurse, and makes a passionate plea for home fire sprinklers whenever she can. (Elliott was one of the speakers at NFPA’s recent Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit.) “I’m here to…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Project Paradigm launches June Challenge, “Firefighter Spotlight” and will award ten $1,000 prizes

By Lauren Backstrom Project Paradigm, in partnership with the American Red Cross, runs The Paradigm Challenge; an annual competition developed…

NFPA’s new report underscores prevalence of home fires and its effects

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has released its latest “Home Structure Fires” report. As is the case with its previous reports on…

NFPA public education committee member is honored with award

By Lisa Braxton Angela D. Mickalide, PhD, MCHES, principal investigator and program director, Emergency Medical Services for Children’s National Resource…