CFMA Association Meeting Notice
OCTOBER CFMA MEETING
1636 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Plantsville, CT 06479
Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
Board of Directors will meet at 08:00
Regular meeting and breakfast at 09:00
Cost for Breakfast $15 per person
The winners from the invention convention are being invited, unsure if they will be able to attend.
RSVP’s due by 16:00 on Friday, October 6th, 2023.
Click on the link to RSVP.
CFMA Dues Notice
Click here to download a dues notice for the CFMA. Besure to complete all information and choose which year you are paying dues for.
Connecticut State Fire Safey Code and Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code Erratas Click here to download
Handouts from the 2023 CFMA Annual Conference Click here to download
ICC Connecticut Specific Code Books are avaiable through the ICC web site Click here
NFPA 1 and NFPA 101 with Connecticut Amendments Set 2022 Edition are Available
To order a copy of NFPA 1 & 101 with the Connecticut Amendments Set 2022 edition please click here.
NFPA 2023 Fire Prevention Theme
NFPA announces “Cooking safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention” as official theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2023
The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for more than 100 years —has announced “Cooking safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention TM” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2023. This year’s focus on cooking safety works to educate the public about simple but important steps they can take to help reduce the risk of fire when cooking at home, keeping themselves and those around them safe.
According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with nearly half (49 percent) of all home fires involving cooking equipment; cooking is also the leading cause of home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home cooking fires and related deaths. In addition, NFPA data shows that cooking is the only major cause of fire that resulted in more fires and fire deaths in 2014-2018 than in 1980-1984.
“These numbers tell us that more public awareness is needed around when and where cooking hazards exist, along with ways to prevent them,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of the Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA. “This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign will work to promote tips, guidelines, and recommendations that can help significantly reduce the risk of having a cooking fire.”
Following are cooking safety messages that support this year’s theme, “Cooking safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention”:
“Staying in the kitchen, using a timer, and avoiding distractions that remove your focus from what’s on the stove are among the key messages for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign,” said Carli.
Fire Prevention Week is celebrated throughout North American every October, and is the oldest public health observance on record in the U.S. Entering it’s 101st year, Fire Prevention Week works to educate people about the leading risks to home fires and ways they can better protect themselves and their loved ones. Local fire departments, schools, and community organizations play a key role in bringing Fire Prevention Week to life in their communities each year and spreading basic but critical fire safety messages.
To learn more about Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme, “Cooking safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention,” visit www.fpw.org. Additional Fire Prevention Week resources for children, caregivers, and educators can be found at www.sparky.org and www.sparkyschoolhouse.org.
Be sure to get the right message out with the NFPA's Educational Message Advisory Committee Desk Reference.
This document details the messages used in NFPA educational programs, curricula, and handouts, and provides the fire service and fire and life safety educators with consistent language to use with the public.
The Connecticut Fire Marshals Association unites for the mutual benefit and professionalism of all certified Fire Marshals, their Deputies and Inspectors of the State of Connecticut and all other persons engaged in the prevention of fire and protection of life and property. The Association acts as a central resource for exchange of professional knowledge among its members for the purpose of assisting one another in the performance of their duties, in the conduct of their professional activities and to correlate these activities in their efforts to reduce fire loss while promoting education and training, research, legislation and regulations for improving fire safety and prevention.