Fire prevention and safety educators must assess and evaluate our outreach and educations programs to make them better, writes Becki White.
This custom mobile events platform fulfills various functions, including all-ages fire safety education, workplace training, community relations, and more.
Are we educating potential firefighter candidates about all aspects of the job? Mandy George enumerates the reasons why we ought to.
Firefighters are offered pointers on how to engage with special needs children, whether it’s at a fire station tour or a rescue operation. Whether the child’s need is a physical, emotional, or mental issue, members should know beforehand the best practices for interacting.
Ann Arbor (MI) Fire Department Chief Michael Kennedy uses a popular art fair as an example of how local agencies should best handle an influx of visitors.
Tom Kiurski talks about implementing a High School Academy.
Brian Stoothoff shares some ideas on how to spread the fire prevention message to members of your community.
WHEN I entered the Fire Department, my mind was made up to take that job only until I could find another one. However, I soon became conscious of a great potential force that was lying dormant in this field of service. There appeared more chance for advancement for both myself and the service than could be found in any other occupation, trade or profession. The average Fire Department, in Oklahoma at least, was nearly a self contained—self sufficient organization striving to strip itself of all connections, entanglements, responsibilities and obligations to the community it served, Being more or less out of politics, we were contented to remain in a state of lethargy.
THE increased consumption of gasoline and oil in the past few years has put fire departments face to face with many serious problems in fire fighting. Cities having storage yards add still a greater danger to firemen and the surrounding property.
SOME time ago, during a discussion about the needs of the fire department, a friend, whose knowledge of the requirements of good business I have reason to respect, said, “If your Fire Department had something it would fare much better. People never think of you except in the case of emergency or as a burdensome, if necessary, public expense.” As I thought over this rather interesting statement, it seemed to me that my friend had not stated the problem quite correctly.