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Fire Prevention Needs Advocates

A free, 90-minute webinar sponsored by Vision 20/20

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Fire prevention departments across the nation are seeing budget cutbacks, making it more important than ever to be able to justify the importance of fire prevention programs.  This webinar will focus on important tools that will help you demonstrate the role of fire prevention in a community, and a landmark national survey of fire service practitioners that reveals the widespread impact of cuts to fire prevention.

During this webinar, you will learn about the many tools and guidance available for developing an advocacy strategy to support a comprehensive fire prevention program.

You will also learn of resources within the toolkit you can use to:

  • Demonstrate the need for enhanced fire prevention to decision-makers
  • Show results of a successful strategy
  • Develop relationships to enhance your program

Presenters for this webinar include:

  • Jim Crawford is the project manager for Vision 20/20. He is a member of the NFPA technical committee on professional qualifications for fire marshals. He is the author of Fire Prevention  Organization and Management, and he writes a monthly column on fire and life safety for Fire andRescue Magazine. Jim retired from the active fire service after 35 years. He is a fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, past President of the International Fire Marshal’s Association, and a life member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
  • Peg Carson is an education consultant with Carson Associates, Inc. and operations manager for Vision 20/20. She has worked with national fire and life safety organizations in program development and management for more than 25 years.
  • Raymond O’Brocki is the Chief of the Inspection Services Division and Chief Building Official for the City of Rockville, Maryland. He retired as Assistant Fire Chief the Baltimore City, MD, Fire Department in 2013. During his tenure as fire marshal, Baltimore City recorded the three lowest annual fire fatality totals in its history. He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of law and a licensed attorney.
  • Michael Donahue retired as Assistant Chief and section head of the Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Service Fire Marshal’s Office in 2012 after 35 years of service. He remains active in the fire and life safety field, attends Oklahoma State University in their Fire and Emergency Management Administration Program, and expects to earn his PhD in 2015.

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