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2013 - TIME TO RENEW or join the premiere fire and life safety education and advocacy coalition in Virginia ! Membership dues help support our mission, and it is due after January 1st each year. Please click on the link above to renew your support for the Coalition or join us for the first time. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT !
Please also consider joining our list-serv on
it's free and invaluable ! Also
New VDFP Schedule of Courses for
1035 Public Fire &
Educator, Level I & II and
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist, Level I & II
certifications through 2011.
Nov 1 - See the new "FireSafe Family VA" mobile application at
also, spread the word and the link/source for this new resource !
May, 2013: If you don't already know, the State, the VDFP, the VFLSC, and many others in public safety, are pursuing the construction of a Public Safety Memorial on the Capitol Square for the 822 identified members of Virginia’s Public Safety Community (Fire, EMS, LE, VANG, Correctional Officers, ABC Officers etc) who have paid the ultimate price to protect Virginia. The design of the memorial has been completed, the site has been established, and now it is time to raise the $2 million to erect the monument. Can you help ?? Will you help ?? Please contribute directly if you can, and contribute indirectly and admirably by telling everyone you know to do the same !!
Find more information at the official website: http://vpsf.org/
*GoodQuestion: Are there any notable statistics that one can refer to that show safety awareness programs work and do prevent injuries and save lives? If so, where can I find them?
"The most comprehensive source for discovering information of this kind is the USFA Library. I’ve assembled a resource page that focuses on fire safety studies and articles that have appeared in the scholarly literature. Please visit this web page and look for the link to Smoke Alarms in the table. http://www.lrc.fema.gov/path_firesafety_prlit.html You can browse what we have there and if any are of interest please let me know and I’ll provide you access to the article(s)."
Best regards, Ed
Head Librarian, NETC Library
National Fire Programs,
Prevention and Information Branch
US Fire Administration/FEMA/DHS
16825 South Seton Ave, Emmitsburg MD 21727-8420
Library Website: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/index.html
New NFPA, Educational Messages, 2010 ed.
More info on Fire Prevention Week -- 2013, Click Here
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:
The VFLSC urges
all safety-conscious Virginia citizens to
consider helping with the implementation of code changes that would
promote residential automatic fire sprinkler systems.
This improvement will save lives and
greatly reduce property losses. Unfortunately, many greedy,
misinformed homebuilders are trying to defeat this initiative
that many government agencies, such as the State Fire Marshal's
Office, approve of.
The VA Fire Prevention Association has this web site to keep you
Please visit it,
and call or email your representatives in government.
See:"Myths vs. Truths" document
Also see a brief
presentation on residential fire sprinklers from the VA Dept
of Fire Programs:
Residential Fire Sprinklers
Here is more
information from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Fire
Please Be Safe This Summer !!
2006 State Fire Prevention Code for Explosives and Fireworks
9/11/2001 ... We will never forget their sacrifice !
Novelty Lighter legislation progress:
"It's Done in VA !!"
See: HB 2578
Signed into law on 3-31-2009; effective date is July 1, 2009
[ Click Here for more
on Novelty Lighters ]
Now Available !
Campus Fire Safety Seminar, sponsored
by VFLSC and VDFP at JMU, online now at
► A new Juvenile Firesetter Guidebook is now available
from the Idea Bank:
Get the CPSC Playground Handbooks:
Handbook for Public
Outdoor Home Playground Handbook
see a report on "Fruit Bombs"; candy-like
appearance when it is actually
air-freshener. Has sent children to
►EMMITSBURG, MD. - The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
announced the completion of a report and accompanying educational
tools on behavioral mitigation of cooking fires.
Click on the title to see the report,
"Behavioral Mitigation of Cooking Fires Through
Strategies Based on Statistical Analysis"
Click on the graphic above for heater safety
and to download a free brochure.
For larger orders of reasonably priced
in English or Spanish, go here:
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2010
[ click here to stay tuned-in ]
remember to observe Fire Prevention Week all year 'round !
(Click on the poster above for more valuable information.)
Don't forget previous years' messages !
And don't forget the Number 1 home fire cause
"Reproduced from NFPA's Fire
Prevention Week Web site,
www.firepreventionweek.org . ©2006 NFPA."
Click Here for more complete information
and promotional information
on how to prevent cooking fires.
Click Here to see a new report from NFPA on alarming
trends in cooking fires in America.
Help VFLSC, and others
across the country, inform the public about
dangers of novelty lighters. Click on the banner to see a
downlaodable PSA from the Idea
Bank that you can share with the
See pictures of novelty lighters:
VFLSC also wants to share the "Kids in Cars" message with you.
Click on the image to go to their web site for more information and
RELEASE Thursday, February 14, 2008
Fennell, KIDS AND CARS, (913) 327-0013
Gillan, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety,
Consumers Union 202-462-6262
"Parents, Consumer and Safety Groups Give a Standing Ovation to the
Senate for passing the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act
[ Click Here to
see the announcement.]
Check-out the Burn Foundation, based in Philadelphia, PA:
(Just click on the banner)
New York City Firefighters and School Children Kick Off
National Fire Safety Campaign & Launch of "FIRE IS
-- this DVD Debunks the Myths of Traditional Fire Safety
Like Stop, Drop & Roll in Favor of Teaching Children and
Real Truths & How to Better Prepare to
Contact info is:
Edit on Hudson, 610 Minuet
Lane, Charlotte NC 28217
VFLSC is now legally incorporated as a non-profit corporation
Report: President's Fire Prevention Conference of 1947
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