Tell Us How Fires & Incidents Impacted New Codes in Your Community, or How Existing Codes Driven by History Saved Lives & Property

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The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in partnership with First Arriving, is looking for stories on how fire and life safety codes have impacted your community, department and personnel. This could be lives saved because a new code went into effect, new code efforts (successful, in progress or failed) that are being driven by the result of a tragedy or close calls, personal stories and more. These stories may be included as part of an exciting new series which will inform the public in a creative and engaging way about the critical role fire and life safety codes play in everyday life — at home, at work, at play, in transit, at school and beyond.

Who Should Submit: Any member of the fire/rescue service, community, industry or government is welcome to submit their story. And, of course, citizens and residents of jurisdictions who embrace or bump up against codes every single day. Whether you have a recent incident or a historic event to share – we want to hear from you.

What Should I Submit? Fire and Life Safety codes play an important, yet often unseen and unknown by the public, role in our lives. Virtually, from the time we get up, step out the door and return home, there are codes which govern our behavior. Entire jurisdictions, states and even the federal government are the subject of codes. The presence of fire and life safety codes in our lives means that we are safer—that people are not injured and lives are saved by the presence of these unheralded champions. Beyond the big incidents that we all know about, such as the recent and tragic Notre Dame fire, most all fire and life safety codes result from incidents where a behavioral modifier (a code!) could have made a difference, like with all-too-common firework mishandling instances.

Deadline for submissions: July 20, 2020

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    Describe your incident, close call, legislative effort (successful, in progress or failed), personal story or other details about where fire and life safety codes have had an impact -- or been impacted. Share your incident(s), close calls, legislation changes and more!
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