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Fire Prevention and Public Education

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mitchell Fire Company Dec 1, 2008. 28 Replies


Fire Prevention for Rural Communities.

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Type of Organization
Other Response Agency Type
Job Function
Administrative Staff / Team Member
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Mitchell Fire Company
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Champaign Fire Department
Tolono Fire Protection District
My Training:
Illinois certified Firefighter III, with several other courses in emergency management, fire prevention and public education. Currently pursuing a Master's in Public Administration, concentrating in disaster management.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Mitchell Fire Company is being founded in response to an important need--fire prevention and public education--in the underserved rural communities in east central Illinois. For many volunteer departments, a basic structural firefighting response is difficult to impossible, leaving them no capability for agressive and proactive fire prevention. In small towns, where stations are not staffed and most department members work in a city, by the time a fire is discovered it is usually too late to save a structure. This fact mandates the future emphasis on prevention in rural communities, especially since most volunteer departments are seeing a decline in membership. The best fire is the one the fire department never has to respond to.

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At 7:56pm on November 28, 2008, Barbara Nelson said…
Hey I have a lot of pub ed information I would be more then willing to share with you. I have taken some classes at N.F.A. and we have a great program in our district. For students and for the community.

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