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Calling All U.S. Fire Departments: Are You Ready for Your Close-Up?

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Fire department that think they’re worthy of some “flashy” attention should start getting camera-ready: Between now and October 7, NFPA is hosting its first-ever “Get Ready for Your Close-Up” catalog contest, where one U.S. fire department will be randomly selected to receive a professional photo shoot for the cover of NFPA’s 2017 Fire Prevention Week catalog.
 
Along with being on the cover, photos and stories highlighting the daily tasks and efforts of the winning department will be featured throughout the catalog, which will be distributed next May to fire departments, safety advocates, educators and other groups nationwide.
 
“While NFPA works to promote Fire Prevention Week on a national level, it’s the support of local fire departments that make the campaign truly come to life each October,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for NFPA. “This catalog contest present a new, fun way to showcase and honor fire departments for all their hard work during Fire Prevention Week and beyond.”
 
First Alert, a leading smoke alarm manufacturer, is actively supporting the contest by donating 500 smoke alarms to the winning fire department.
 
“At First Alert, we share NFPA and fire departments’ commitment to protecting the public from fire and other emergencies. Smoke alarms play a critical role in those efforts,” said Tom Russo, vice president of marketing for First Alert. “That’s why we’re proud to partner with NFPA and support this contest, which gives fire departments the resources they need to further fire safety in their communities.”
 
To enter the “Get Ready for Your Close Up” catalog contest, sign up on NFPA’s Facebook page between now and October 7. One fire department will be randomly selected and announced during Fire Prevention Week. For more information, read NFPA’s contest rules and regulations.