Leaders Demonstrate Life Saving Programs
Have you ever sat in a room of your peers and wonder “Why didn’t I think of that” or “how did they have time to get it done?” That ahh ha moment came multiple teams this weekend as I participated in the Models in Fire Prevention Symposium put on by the great folks associated with Vision 20/20.
The three day program highlighted programs from across the United States that are part of a community risk reduction strategy. Some of the presenters where some of the most talented folks in our business. Highlights included:
- The art and science of developing a prevention culture by Chief Zikmund
- People with profound hearing loss, partnering in community risk reduction
- ITM, regulating and managing qualifications of contractors and their employees
- Reducing nuisance alarms
- No Child left alone
- Sound the alarm
- Kids First, safety First a successful community based fire safety partnership
There is no doubt a common themes included public private partnerships, leverage of resources, changing perceptions, and an attitude that we must act now. If you could not attend take a look at the model prevention programs and you can download presentations and handouts. In addition almost every state had a representative which will hopefully bring the information back.
What are your thoughts, is Vision 20/20 making a difference?