Translation

NFPA awards 2016 Jensen Grant to volunteer fire department in Virginia

title

By Lisa Braxton

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department of Virginia the recipient of the 2016 Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant. The grant will support the department’s program, “Carrsville Loves Older Adults: Remembering When There’s Love There’s A Smoke Alarm.”

A collaborative effort between the fire service and community groups, the program is an effort to educate older adults in the Carrsville area of Isle of Wight about fire and fall prevention and installing smoke alarms in their homes. The program seeks to instill in residents the importance of having working smoke alarms and creating a home escape plan. NFPA’s Remembering When program will play a key role in the campaign.

Carrsville will receive $5000 in grant money, which will be used to purchase ionization smoke alarms, with nonreplaceable batteries, designed to work for up to 10 years. Along with the fire department, community groups such as the Carrsville Ruritan Club, the Isle of Wight Parks and Recreation Department, and the local Boy Scout troop will help to implement the campaign.

Rolf H. Jensen, P.E., was a leading authority on fire protection engineering and participated in and supported the NFPA consensus standards process throughout his distinguished career. The grant is awarded annually to any fire department located in the United States or Canada – paid or volunteer – to support a community-wide fire and life safety education program or campaign. Recipients are chosen based on demonstration of a plan to implement the program or campaign aimed at the general public or a targeted group, clearly stated goals and objectives, staff assigned for the project, and a final report.

Related articles

Stay warm and safe as the temperature goes down

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


Related Articles

In their push for a building code with sprinkler requirements, advocates produce fiery demonstration

By Fred Durso, Jr. Looking for an effective approach to home fire sprinkler advocacy? Pay close attention to the efforts…

Chirping alarm offers reminder of importance of Fire Prevention Week messages

By nfpa@jiveon.com After I arrived at my parents’ house last week for a much-needed vacation, I realized almost immediately that…

In June’s issue of Safety Source: Fireworks safety, new 30 minute lesson for educators, & more

By nfpa@jiveon.com The June issue Safety Source. NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you…