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Making 2018 the year to change fire safety education paradigms


How about making 2018 the year to change fire safety education paradigms? With another National Fire Prevention Week coming up next month what does your local fire department have planned again for co...Read More

Oh The Stuff We Were Never Taught in Fire Safety


Fire Safety – What Do You Know? At community events that some of us have attended (you have right!?) well the fire prevention teams capture our attention with a lot of interesting life safety to...Read More

Do we — or Should we Teach Preschoolers Fire Safety


If we are not teaching preschoolers fire safety then sadly we are failing in the world of starting them young to prevent! Young children can understand “Stop” or “No”, but they cannot understand “Do n...Read More

Engaging Firefighters in Community Risk Reduction


The general goal of any fire prevention organization is to prevent the loss of life and property damage due to fire. Engaging firefighters in community risk reduction efforts is an effective measure t...Read More

Are Current Fire Prevention and Education Models Failing Us?


Fire prevention is not a rocket science. The challenge the fire service faces is its implementation. Fire prevention implementation failure, and the lack of sustainable solutions, could be a leading c...Read More

Sharing Safety Education with Media — Why is it so crucial?


As an owner of a public relations firm, I’ve made a career as a storyteller. I know that being remembered for your story is a very important goal to achieve, particularly for anyone with educati...Read More

Public Sector Lacks Critical Competencies — Turns to Social Business Models


Social Entrepreneurs partner with fire services to propose sustainable social business models to solve rapidly increasing fire safety problems. Fire is crucial to the development of human society, and...Read More

Firefighters Take The “Fully Involved” Teaching Tool For A Burn


Firefighters make good public fire and life safety educators Public education is a job made easy with teaching tools kids love and respond well to. Firefighters do make good public fire life safety ed...Read More

We Need Real-Time Public Education


Fire and life safety education saved this family – knowledge not technology. There was a fire on January 18, 2016 in Blue Mountains, Ontario, it was in an 80-year old farmhouse. Thirteen people ...Read More

Since when is leadership just about a title, or a designation, what about the rest?


There are certain beliefs I see as “pillars of understanding” such as fundamentals we all act upon based on our own experiences. “Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about imp...Read More

Developing Public Education Programs – Do Something BIG


Let’s do something big and think like a business in the business of public education! If we treated public education like a business the fire service would be miles ahead. Businesses stay in bus...Read More