Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.
This year’s FPW campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm,” provides an ideal opportunity to educate the public about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
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If your department has been hoping to buy a FLIR K-Series TIC that meets the NFPA standard, wait no longer. FLIR just recently released the brand new K65 TIC, compliant with NFPA 1801-2013, featuring 320 x 240 thermal resolution, FSXTM Flexible Scene Enhancement, in-camera video recording, and more. Get the K65 details here.
Also, if you’ve been looking for an economical approach to add more cameras to your thermal imaging arsenal or the most cost-effective way to start acquiring this essential firefighting technology, FLIR has yet another outstanding new solution – the FLIR K2.
Powered by FLIR’s revolutionary Lepton® camera core, the compact and extremely affordable K2 delivers excellent 160 x 120 thermal resolution, and features patented MSX® enhancement that adds key visible details to thermal images, helping your team stay better oriented in the heat of the battle. Learn more about the new FLIR K2’s easy operation, rugged durability, and performance here on eDarley.com
Be sure to also check out FLIR’s expanded 2-5-10 warranty for new K-Series cameras. It covers batteries for two years, the camera for five, and the detector for a full ten years.
September is National Preparedness Month. This month is an important time for first responders to raise awareness about emergency preparedness in their communities. We know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic earthquakes, tsunamis, and even water main breaks and power outages that impact communities for days at a time.
If neighbors and organizations in your community are looking for reliable information on how to be better prepared, here are a few web sites/sources you can recommend:
Wireless Emergency Alerts Fact Sheet: http://1.usa.gov/1Q779Yb
CDC - Emergency Preparedness and You: http://1.usa.gov/1afgRFf
FEMA Ready Campaign: http://www.ready.gov/
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is working with FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission, and the wireless industry to research how to improve public response to Wireless Emergency Alerts. FEMA offers mobile resources to help families become disaster-ready. Encourage people in your community to sign up for FEMA’s text messaging program to receive regular safety tips for specific disasters and to search for recovery centers. Also recommend that they download the FEMA smartphone app. The app offers an interactive emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information, and more. It also has a new feature—the Disaster Reporter—that enables users to submit GPS-tagged disaster information and images that emergency responders can display on public maps for others to see.
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