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Nebraska governor signs FPW proclamation

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By Lisa Braxton

Fire service representatives from several local departments in Nebraska, officials from the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office, Nebraska Forest Service, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, gathered at the state capitol as Governor Dave Heineman signed the Fire Prevention Week proclamation.

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

Governor Heineman also signed proclamations for Campus Fire Safety Month and Nebraska Fallen Firefighter Recognition Day. The ceremony was held on the anniversary of September 11th in commemoration of members of the fire service who gave their lives protecting others.

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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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