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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

A fire department training program to help citizens understand their responsibilities in preparing for disaster and increase their ability to safely help themselves, families and neighbors in the first 72 hours of an emergency

2

Demographics

The characteristics of human populations and population segments, especially when used to identify consumer markets; generally includes age, race, sex, income, education, and family issues

3

Risk Watch

A comprehensive NFPA school-based program focused on injury prevention

4

Social Media

Forms of electronic outlets through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content

5

Concept

Each community has special needs and different characteristics that should be considered in relation to every service and program provided by the fire department

6

Concept

The best method of preventing fire injuries and deaths is to prevent the fire if possible or at least reduce its severity

7

Concept

The NFPA and USFA have developed national and regional public education programs geared toward meeting local community needs

8

Concept

Most fire departments have frequent interactions with the local news media during which reporters want to obtain information about a situation that is still occurring, as well as in newsworthy situations

9

Concept

A press release is used to make an official announcement to the news media from the fire department PIO

10

Concept

Every fire officer should be prepared to act as a spokesperson for the fire department, even if the department has a PIO who is the designated official spokesperson

11

Concept

Social Media can have the same effect on a reputation an a 2 1/2 inch attack line on a room-and-contents fire