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Goodloe Receives Leadership Award The Congressional Fire Services Institute’s Board of Directors selected Marcine D. Goodloe of the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association as the recipient of the 2012 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford...


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Former president of the nonprofit Home Safety Council, Appy is widely regarded as the fire and emergency services’ leading advocate for public safety education.  She specializes in simplifying injury prevention and disaster preparedness messages, concepts and strategies for greatest impact, especially for audiences at highest risk.  Appy spearheaded the development and national delivery of three award-winning injury prevention programs including Risk Watch (NFPA), The Home Safety Literacy Project (Home Safety Council) and Start Safe: A Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers and Their Families (Home Safety Council). Now head of her own consulting company, Appy is working on a number of national fire safety initiatives, including Vision 20/20 and a new public education initiative with USFA:  “Fire is Everyone’s Fight.”

 

Equipment Wanted

Bonanza High School’s Fire Science Academy, Las Vegas, NV, is looking for donations of equipment. Bonanza is the only high school career and technical education Fire Science program in Nevada, according to Christopher M. Batterman, Fire Science Academy Lead Instructor. The goal of the program is to certify the students in their Firefighter 1, CPR/AED, basic EMT as well as obtain college credit for the program. Students will understand laws, regulations and requirements needed within the fire science profession and will be introduced to first aid, CPR, AED and basic life safety techniques.  If you would like to make a donation, contact Batterman at cbatterman@interact.ccsd.net.

 

This Month in Fire History

June 2, 1983, Cincinnati, OH

Air Canada DC-9 in-flight fire kills 23

 

June 5, 1946, Chicago, IL

LaSalle Hotel fire kills 61

 

June 6, 1982, Falls Township, PA

K-Mart warehouse fire loss worth $190 million

 

June 8, 1917, Butte, MT

Metal mine fire kills 163

 

June 10, 1905, Squaw Mountain, ME

First forest fire lookout tower staffed

 

June 17, 1972, Boston, MA

Hotel Vendome fire kills 9 firefighters

 

June 19, 1977, Los Alamos, NM

Wildfire damages 15,000 acres

 

June 23, 1913

First NFPA Committee on Safety to Life is appointed

 

June 27, 1990, Santa Barbara County, CA

Forest fire loss worth $334 million

 

Courtesy of NFPA

 

For details on fires that occurred 100 years ago this month, turn to Paul Hashagen’s “Rekindles” on page XXX.