Upcoming October & November Webinars
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The IAFC provides online educational opportunities by offering webinars and podcasts for fire and emergency service members.
Focused Fire Prevention: Forecasting Risks in Local Communities
Thursday, October 27, 2 p.m. ET (1 hour)
Tennessee has recently gained national attention in focusing fire-prevention efforts on reducing fire deaths and property loss.
As a state, Tennessee has seen a 28% reduction in civilian deaths at structure fires between the periods 2006-2010 and 2011-2015. They recorded a 15% reduction in structure fires and a 17% reduction in dollar loss during the same time periods. Was this success planned, calculated or even luck? No; it was forecasted and strategically calculated, using very aggressive approaches to modern, focused fire prevention.
The Get Alarmed Tennessee program has distributed over 130,000 smoke alarms and documented 147 saves over the last four years. This has all been accomplished through partnerships and cooperation with local communities and fire departments. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office understands there is a need to direct focus and attention toward the more vulnerable segments of Tennessee’s population and the immediate causes of fire. The phrase “Focusing fire-prevention resources where they matter most” has been coined to emphasize concentrated efforts.
This presentation will focus on the committed efforts and success stories of reducing the mortality rate, saving lives, reducing property loss and forecasting efforts of risk at the local level.
Participants will learn:
Fire prevention through public education, code enforcement and fire-protection enhancements
Identification and prioritization of risks defined as community risk reduction
Application of resources to minimize the probability of occurrence and impact of unfortunate events
Presented by Gary West, State Fire Marshal, Tennessee
A Digital Toolkit to Help Your Department's Do More with Less Dilemma
Tuesday, November 22, 5 p.m. ET (1 hour)
This webinar aims to help departments struggling with how to correctly use social media to boost recruitment. Through this webinar, departments will get an in-depth overview of tools and tips to bolster recruitment and retention within their departments and a toolkit on how to properly create a schedule for social-media activities.
Participants will learn:
- A basic set of social media strategy tips and resources for volunteer recruitment and retention
- A walkthrough of the most recommended, low-cost applications
- A practical toolkit to answer the question, "How do I start today with social media?"
- Presented by Tim Hopkins, National Volunteer Workforce Solutions, IAFC