Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Academy Open House October 21 2007

Sunday was a beautiful day for an Open House! Please click on the links below to see some great photos. I have included a few below.

Academy Open House October 21 2007

Academy Open House October 21 2007
Oct 21, 2007by Ed Tenney Photographer
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fire Prevention Week

I have included some information from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as it relates to the Blog Talk Radio Show. Click on the above banner for some kid and family stuff as well as see below:

"Practice Your Escape Plan!" is the theme of Fire Prevention Week 2007. It's not enough to have a home fire escape plan (PDF, 634 KB). To escape safely, you've got to make sure that everyone in the home has practiced the plan.

According to an NFPA poll (PDF, 759 KB) , the majority of Americans have a fire escape plan, but most haven't practiced it. From October 7-13, fire safety advocates will be spreading the word that when it comes to escape plans, practice is key. Let's get started!

NEW! Online quiz tests your escape planning know-how.
NEW! Free games and classroom materials from Scholastic.
NEW! Evacuation planning for people with disabilities.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fire Prevention Week Activities

While I believe we all do a good job of reaching out to the community to promote fire and injury prevention practices, I tend to wonder how often we forget our fellow government employees? I must confess that, too often, I forget that there is a whole other audience that needs to hear the messages we preach.

For Fire Prevention Week (FPW), I forgot again though fortunately our Fire Chief, Tom Carr, did not. Thanks to Master Fire Fighter Matt Kelleher (with a little help from me at least), we were able to put up displays and have a kiosk for safety handouts in our Executive Office Building in Rockville. While it is nothing fancy, it does remind county employees, as well as visitors, that it is FPW!

I have included some photos for you to see some of what we (I should say Matt) put together!