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  Fallen FF Memorial Info

June 1, 2013, beginning at 12 PM; Richmond International Raceway, Main Exhibition Hall. (ClickHere: More info on YouTube)

 

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CALENDAR OF CURRENT EVENTS

NEWS YOU CAN USE !

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2014 - 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 Google Groups;it's free and invaluable ! Also above ...

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     New VDFP Schedule of Courses for

       1035 Public Fire & Life Safety Educator, Level I & II and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist, Level I & II certifications through 2011.

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See the new "FireSafe Family VA" mobile application at

www.vafire.com

also, spread the word and the link/source for this new resource !

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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/

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*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

Edward Metz, Head Librarian, NETC Library
National Fire Programs, Prevention and Information Branch
US Fire Administration/FEMA/DHS
16825 South Seton Ave, Emmitsburg MD 21727-8420
Phone: 301-447-1046, BB: 301-938-5158
Library Website: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/index.html

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New NFPA, Educational Messages, 2010 ed.

Click Here

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FPW2014

FPW -- 2014

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 More info on Fire Prevention Week -- 2013, Click Here

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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.

Here is more information from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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

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fireworks

Please Be Safe This Summer !!

2006 State Fire Prevention Code for Explosives and Fireworks

 

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9/11/2001 ... We will never forget their sacrifice !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8D_2zO1JE4

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/remembering-9-11/

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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

 

          http://www.nvfc.org/Novelty_Lighter_Legislation

   [ Click Here for more on Novelty Lighters ]

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Now Available ! Campus Fire Safety Seminar, sponsored

by VFLSC and VDFP at JMU, online now at Firehouse.com

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     ► A new Juvenile Firesetter Guidebook is now available

from the Idea Bank:

http://www.theideabank.com/index.php

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     ► Get the CPSC Playground Handbooks:

Handbook for Public Playground Safety

Outdoor Home Playground Handbook

     ConsumerReports.org: see a report on "Fruit Bombs"; candy-like

         appearance when it is actually air-freshener. Has sent children to

         the hospital.

     

   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"

    

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safety

Click on the graphic above for heater safety

and to download a free brochure.

Also: http://www.heatersafety.org/

For larger orders of reasonably priced brochures

in English or Spanish, go here:

http://www.aham.org/ht/d/Store/name/FIRESAFETY/pid/

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Fire Prevention Week

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2010

[ click here to stay tuned-in ]

 

 

Fire Prevention Week

Please remember to observe Fire Prevention Week all year 'round !

(Click on the poster above for more valuable information.)

 

Don't forget previous years' messages !

 

Fire Prevention Week

 

Fire Prevention Week 2007

 

And don't forget the Number 1 home fire cause ...

 

    Fire Prevention Week

"Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week Web site,

www.firepreventionweek.org . ©2006 NFPA."

 

   Please 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.

 

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  ► Help VFLSC, and others across the country, inform the public about

      the dangers of novelty lighters.  Click on the banner to see a

      downlaodable PSA from the Idea Bank that you can share with the

      media:

     

 

See pictures of novelty lighters: click here

from Harrisonburg Fire Department.

 

 

  ► 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

      educational materials:

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Thursday, February 14, 2008

Contact:   Janette Fennell, KIDS AND CARS, (913) 327-0013

                 Jackie Gillan, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety,

                                       (202) 408-1711

     Jennifer Fuson, 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 Today!"

[ Click Here to see the announcement.]

 

 

 

  ► Check-out the Burn Foundation, based in Philadelphia, PA:

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(Just click on the banner)

 

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New York City Firefighters and School Children Kick Off National Fire Safety Campaign & Launch of "FIRE IS… Educational DVD"

-- this DVD Debunks the Myths of Traditional Fire Safety Education Methods

Like “Stop, Drop & Roll” in Favor of Teaching Children and Parents

Real Truths & How to Better Prepare to Get Out Alive --

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Contact info is:

Edit on Hudson, 610 Minuet Lane, Charlotte NC 28217

800-355-7710

 $ 6.00 Check

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  ► VFLSC is now legally incorporated as a non-profit corporation in

        Viriginia !

 

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  ► Report: President's Fire Prevention Conference of 1947

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