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The fire service culture is predominantly one where fire suppression “rules” when it comes to the budget, equipment, and people. And that’s all well and good, but what good is all that equipment if there’s nobody to respond with it?
Through my work with startup social entrepreneurs, or consulting with social ventures, I’ve seen firsthand what it means to be on the front lines of social change. Firefighters CAN make a WORLD of difference.
Show a great resource to 40 Lions and here’s what happens (in Elko Nevada) Fire Marshal Joshua Carson took the FireED Fully Involved Teaching Tool
Let’s face it – the stories we see in mainstream media today are about fires and firefighter heroes. In late March the Vancouver Sun reported on a father and son firefighter team who contained a fire at a local bakery; they prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings. Are you and your family members prepared for preventing fires in your own homes ? Once your immediate circle is prepared for a fire, you’ll want to educate your neighbours, and other groups like seniors or youth in your community. This is how we’ll create a movement of real fire and life safety heroes….
First responders have a responsibility, even more than the average adult or business owner, to share their knowledge and expertise with the general public. After all, the most dramatic or impactful stories in the news often involve life or death situations! Give us some more, what can we do to make sure that bad news does not happen to us?!
Fire prevention is not a rocket science. The challenge the fire service faces is its implementation. Fire prevention implementation failure, and the lack of sustainable
Though safety awareness campaigns have a heavy emphasis on material distribution, for me it wasn’t just about the product sales as much as it was the final outcome for the person receiving that pencil, sticker or pretty balloon. It would take two decades to realize the path I was paving in my business had all the markings of true social entrepreneurship.