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.
The next CFMA membership meeting is Tuesday December 4, 2018 at the Westfield Fire Department in Middletown. The meeting will include a legislative overview and update. One CEU will be awarded by OEDM. for continuing fire marshal credit.
2018 Fire Prevention Week
This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one:
“LOOK” for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
“LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet.
“LEARN” two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Also, Sparky the Fire Dog® has a new friend, Simon, who is helping teach this year’s FPW messages – he’s a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to adults and children alike.
The 2018 Connecticut Fire Marshals Association membership dues notice is out. Please download and complete the information on the dues notice and submit with payment, or payment may be made via PayPal.