Getting Fire Prevention Messages into Schools, Then Homes
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT
Too many fire departments wait until October to make contact with their local school. A solid fire prevention program, complete with needed reinforcements through constant exposure, takes more than one visit per year. This webcast will help fire departments develop a year-round partnership with local schools to create constant contact and exposure with the students. Attendees will learn about fire safety programs that are geared towards elementary school children, including fire survival, what to do after the fire has started, and fire prevention. The best fire department program can quickly become marginalized when children return home to uneducated parents. Any school programs need to involve a concentrated effort to reach parents at home and get them involved with the information that we provide to the their children.
Daniel Byrne is a firefighter/paramedic and the community support officer for the Burton, SC, Fire District and a paramedic for Beaufort County EMS. He is a National Fire Academy alumnus and has been conducting fire service public relations programs for over 15 years. Byrne holds associate of science and bachelor of science degrees in fire science and is a Fire Instructor II. He has received state and local awards for educational programs and partnerships. Byrne is a former U.S. Marine Corps recruiter now serving with the Georgia Air National Guard Fire Protection Division.