Outreach Training for Firefighters & Safety Educators
This initiative began with a collaboration between the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), LSU Fire & Emergency Training Institute (FETI), and various departments within the Louisiana fire service to create a series of educational fire safety videos. The informative, 8-part video set - termed Facts on Fire - was funded by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The information provided on this page is intended to be a supplement in guiding individuals to the Facts on Fire series and other such programs - since developed - which have been grouped together to create Outreach Training for Firefighters and Safety Educators; compiled by Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the preceding collaborators and offered online at LPB's website.
For more information, please visit the official webpage at: Outreach Training for Firefighters and Safety Educators.
Facts on Fire
During the 2003-04 fiscal year, FEMA funded Facts on Fire, an eight-part television series which was broadcast on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) with information to assist firefighters in providing workshops and training for their community members on fire prevention and safety issues.
In 2004-05, LPB received a follow-up Assistance to Firefighters grant from FEMA to distribute the series in DVD format, along with a User Guide and View Response Forms, to the 613 local fire departments across the state of Louisiana. This distribution plan was announced statewide in April of 2004 and all DVD sets were mailed prior to July 1, 2005.
Approximately 4,000 people die from fire each year and over 25,000 are injured, not to mention the millions of dollars in property damage which occurs. The saddest part is that many of these tragedies are preventable. That’s why proper fire education is essential to minimizing loss of life and property. Join firefighters Sonny Cudd and Chris Spurlock as they review fire prevention techniques with other fire service professionals.
Facts on Fire
The series, Facts on Fire!, produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, was designed to provide valuable information to targeted and general audiences on how to protect themselves, their families and their property from fire.
The program, Using the Facts on Fire! Series for Outreach, demonstrates how firefighters and safety educators can most effectively incorporate segments from the series into a community presentation.
What began with Facts on Fire has grown to also include Situation Disaster; an information and teaching guide for fire service personnel deemed with the task of protecting and saving members and properties of their communities in the event of seven different types of disasters. The information is also valuable to individuals wishing to be better prepared to protect their loved ones and/or property during the event of a disaster such as a hurricane.
No part of America is safe from natural disasters. Whether it's a hurricane, an earthquake, or a blizzard- you will almost certainly at some time face nature's worst forces. When it happens- will you be prepared for the situation? Will you know how to protect your family and your property? And will you understand what to do after the calamity is over? Let us help you prepare now, before you find yourself in the Situation: Disaster!
The series, Situation: Disaster!, produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, was designed to provide valuable information to targeted and general audiences on how to protect themselves, their families and their property from fire and seven other natural disasters.
The program, Using the Situation:Disaster! Series for Outreach, demonstrates how firefighters and safety educators can most effectively incorporate segments from the series into a community presentation.
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January 8, 2015