Project Gains Support
Many of you are no doubt wondering about the outcome of the June 9th Project FAIL-SAFE meeting in Arlington Heights, IL. We are pleased to announce that the exploratory meeting yielded exceptionally productive discussions from an incredibly diverse group of fire safety and industry experts. The participants were enthusiastic about the need for research to determine the appropriate levels of integrated active and passive fire protection features in our buildings, and the ramifications of delaying the effort.
Based on the response to the exploratory meeting, a second meeting in late summer is planned to provide a comprehensive research plan and time-line, along with explanations of sponsorship opportunities. Stay tuned! As details become available for the Summit meeting, they will be released here on the NASFM website. In the meantime, if you would like more information, or to request participation in the Summit, please contact Jon Narva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NVFC (National Volunteer Fire Council) is excited to launch the department portal component of its new Make Me A Firefighter campaign to help departments recruit the next generation of volunteer first responders. The NVFC, with support from a SAFER grant, has invested in the development of this research-driven recruitment and retention campaign designed to reach a broader audience of interested individuals.
The online fire department portal is designed to help fire departments every step of the way in their recruitment and retention efforts, and it’s completely free for departments to participate. Most of the campaign will launch this summer, but it is important that departments register for the campaign now at portal.nvfc.org and post their volunteer opportunities so that they will be ready when the public site launches August 1.
Please help get the word out to departments by distributing this press release to your members, subscribers, email lists, publications, web sites, and any other place you think would be beneficial.
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