From our very beginning in New Amsterdam, the role of the fire service was to be proactive and save lives through fire prevention. In 1647 Fire wardens would inspect houses and chimneys, fining the owners for potential hazards, to prevent fires from happening. If the early firefighters were not actively inspecting, then they were patrolling […]
The Michael H. Minger Foundation is working on a grant to develop fire safety information for college students with disabilities. As part of this grant we have been developing a series of videos looking at fire safety for students with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities and learning/developmental disorders. We have posted these online along […]
Expand your fire safety education at no cost.
Become a BUILT FOR LIFE® Fire Department.
It’s challenging to make fire safety education a priority today. Most departments are strapped for time and money, and have a lot of competing responsibilities with limited resources for educational outreach. HFSC created the BUILT FOR LIFE Fire Department Program specifically to help departments like yours that want to do more to prevent home fire injuries and deaths, but need some help.
An 18 year veteran of the fire service, and currently a Lieutenant and the Training Officer for the Greencastle Fire Department. An Indiana regionally recognized instructor on building construction, fireground search and command management, he has traveled throughout the State of Indiana delivering specialized training programs on building construction, fireground search and firefighter safety.