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    Default Make Fire Prevention a year round goal instead of just October.

    WTF, why even waste the time to write something like this. We all know that fire prevention doesn't just go from 10/1 to 10/31. Sorry about the rant but this article was a total waste of time to write. We know our jobs and know that fire prevention is a big part of it.

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    Well, why did you begin a new thread on something that most firemen already know and do??
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    Simple. If we pushed out fire prevention daily/weekly/etc, it would simply become so much more noise in everyone's busy world.

    Most departments do offer outreach if requested - visits, station tours, etc.

    And not all of us have the time to do it, anyhow. Those that can, already do. Those of us for whom firefighting is secondary to our 9-5 jobs, it's just that much more on our plates.

    NY education law already calls for something like 15 minutes a month of fire prevention in the schools, although with their already overloaded curriculums, I doubt it's happening. Other states may be the same.

    More than anything else, it's a nationwide blitz of fire prevention - firefighters visit schools all over at about the same time, and hold open houses and other public awareness events during that week as well. Folks (especially kids) talk to friends and family and share comparable memories of when the firemen visited their school (or they went to the station).

    No matter where you happen to go, odds are you'll see a fire safety message in one form or another.

    Don't think that just because we aren't out there promoting fire safety 24/7/365 that our annual blitz is worthless. Our school program here covers different facets each year - and the kids do remember what they've learned before.

    Fire prevention is one of those things that's impossible to measure. We probably won't hear about the kid who didn't play with fire because of our message.
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

    Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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