Feds Offer Free Online Fire Prevention Training Program

Free Online Training Program Helps Fire and Emergency Services Engage Multicultural Communities Partnering For Prevention, a free online training program, was launched this week by nonprofit FIRE 20/20. The program teaches fire and emergency services...

About FIRE 20/20: FIRE 20/20 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2005. FIRE 20/20 helps fire and emergency services work more effectively with their multicultural communities to increase the reach and effectiveness of fire prevention and community risk reduction, emergency response, emergency management and diversity recruitment and retention. Over the last nine years, FIRE 20/20 has trained more than 200 departments in the U.S. and Canada.

About FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grants The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations.

In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development. For more information about Partnering For Prevention Online Training and other FIRE 20/20 products and services, please contact: Odessa Kawai, FIRE 20/20 Interim Executive Director 360-627-8663 ff@fire2020.org