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Using Social Media to Promote Fire Safety

Using Social Media to Promote Fire Safety

We haven’t talked much about social media trends on this blog, but they are changing the way we communicate in this county and it’s ever-evolving because it’s forcing us to change on a daily basis. Needless to say, we will never be the same, and that’s a good thing; for example, social media is affecting how fire prevention organizations educate the public on fire safety and fire codes.

Presently, we’re seeing this in Ontario, Canada, as talked about on Firehouse.com. One aim of government officials in the province is to create future fire-safe generations by reaching out to younger people through social media.

Molly Clifford writes, “In looking to the future, it’s clear that the Ontario fire service will continue to be at the forefront of fire prevention. […] Rather than using broad safety messaging that may not be as impactful in addressing a specific problem, the fire marshal’s office is actively pursuing more focused approaches, such as using social media to reach out to university students, for example.”

The trick with instilling proper fire prevention in today’s youth is to utilize social media, sites like YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. Through social media, fire prevention organizations are able to make any message seem hip and important. While we understand that fire prevention doesn’t need to be glossed up (it’s already pretty important), a little glossing up goes a long way in making the message more accessible for people of all ages, especially the younger generations.

What good is fire prevention if it doesn’t apply to the future?

Assistance with an Investigation Involving Any Type of Gas Leak That Led to a Fire or Explosion

Late last month, a building explosion in New York City killed two people and injured dozens more. The explosion ended up leveling three different buildings. But what was the cause of this tragedy? While the investigation is still ongoing, it appears that a gas leak was behind everything. Months ago, residents of the building said… Continue Reading

A Look at Des Moines’ Fire Code

In many cases fires are isolated incidents that involve either fool play or a tragic accident. However, when multiple fires break out in the same city over a short period of time, it may be worth it to take a closer look. That’s what some people are doing after a massive fire destroyed most of… Continue Reading

Marijuana Legalization Leads to New Fire Codes

Fire codes are an important part of fire safety for both home and business owners, and new laws continually affect these regulations and how they are implemented. Recently, marijuana was legalized for recreational use in Colorado, which led to several new challenges for the Denver Fire Department. And while the drug is legal at a… Continue Reading