NFPA Study: Kids Respond to Positive Messages NFPA Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 9 to 15, 2011 Follow this link to Firehouse.com at www.firehouse.com/news/top-headlines/fire-prevention-study-kids-respond-positive-messages for their article about this important teaching tactic.
Plan on being in Greenville, NC in 2012 for our next NC FLSE Conference. Make you plans and budget to be there.
2011 reporting links for your fire and life safety education activities are on the Conference web page. We want 100% of departments to keep records and report their good work and educational activities.
Western Association- Officers elected for 2010-11.
Check the Calendar of Events for more FLSE certification classes added..
NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, State Fire Marshal
January 26, 2010
As we continue through the early days of this new year, I want to share my deepest appreciation for your dedication to public service.
During the past year we watched our first responders sacrifice much to protect North Carolinians’ hearth and home. While all have sacrificed some, some have sacrificed all. That selfless service does not go unnoticed.
Meanwhile, through the course of last year we again worked together on many projects.
That teamwork is something I value greatly.
It also helped us in large part to protect our fire, rescue and EMS grant programs during the worst economy since the Great Depression. Those programs – as you know better than anyone – help us keep your departments’ supplies and equipment updated and homeowners’ insurance premiums lower than they would be otherwise.
Our partnership brought us together at meetings of the NC State Firemen’s Association and the Safe Kids North Carolina program, and on many occasions around the State throughout the year, including during the last legislative session.
Now that we have entered 2010, please feel free to continue calling on me or my office to assist whenever possible. Your progress and your needs are important to me.
And, if you’re having a special event or program at your station, or need me or my team to speak for a particular program, please let me know and we’ll do our very best to attend.
Meanwhile, do take advantage of several new opportunities to stay in touch with the Office of State Fire Marshal and your Department of Insurance: Join our Facebook pages by clicking here or here. And, if you have ideas for me and my team, then also use our new online Suggestion Box by going to this link. And always feel free to email me personally if you need to do so. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In closing, it is both an honor to serve as our State Fire Marshal and to have colleagues such as you.
Whether you’re in Manteo or Murphy; Matthews or Morrisville; or, anywhere in-between, thank you for a job well done in 2009.
State Fire Marshal and NC Insurance Commissioner
NC DOI OSFM Smoke Alarm Grants
Here is our newest smoke alarm grant. Just sending it out in case anyone is interested in applying. Allan Allan Buchanan Injury Prevention Specialist NC Dept. of Insurance / Office of State Fire Marshal 1202 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1202 email@example.com
NFPA and Home Fire Sprinklers
NFPA launches new initiative to help Bring Safety Home with fire sprinklers Campaign will focus on encouraging sprinkler adoptions for new one- and two-family homes on a statewide and local level. Read more about it:
The North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Education Council (NCFLSEC) promotes and provides safety education to reduce the loss of life, property, and injuries caused by fire or other emergency situations.