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Kelly Ransdell
North Carolina
Kelly Ransdell is the Regional Education Specialist for the New England and Southern Regions of the National Fire Protection Association.
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After working all day, volunteer and career firefighters joined NFPA for a fire safety workshop in Jacksonville, NC. With the new ISO changes that allow fire departments to include their fire safety programs as part of their fire station ratings, we are seeing more opportunities to educate firefighter, fire safety... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Safety Source
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 20,000 Americans visit an emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. With National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26, 2016 -it is a great time to focus on awareness of common poisons. Carbon monoxide is created when fossil fuels, do not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Safety Source
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To commemorate National Burn Awareness Week, patients at the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield Massachusetts were visited by local firefighters, Sparky the Fire Dog, Springfield Falcon’s mascot Screech, as well as representatives from the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal. Firefighters from Hatfield and Hadley did not come to the hospital empty-handed.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Safety Source
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After the national Remembering When™ conference last year, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office headed back to Texas on a mission. It was not Mission Impossible but rather Mission Accomplished as their first training took place today. More than 70 participants attended the first Remembering When training held in Texas.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Safety Source
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After the national Remembering When™ conference last year, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office headed back to Texas on a mission. It was not Mission Impossible but rather Mission Accomplished as their first training took place today. More than 70 participants attended the first Remembering When training held in Texas.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Safety Source
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With a winter storm behind us and about 2 months of cold temperatures still to come, carbon monoxide is a major concern all year but especially now. Last week, Charlotte Fire Department, Kidde Fire Safety and NFPA teamed up to educate the public on carbon monoxide safety. On the heels... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Safety Source
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Ringing in the New Year took on new meaning in Hickory, NC when a family was saved by their working smoke alarm. For all the fire safety personnel that sometimes wonder if all the hours of smoke alarm canvassing and home visits are worth it- Hickory Fire Department just got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Safety Source
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Kidde Fire Safety in partnership with Home Depot has been hosting Operation Save a Life in cities across the United States to make sure that fire departments have smoke alarms for their outreach to families. This week, they stopped in NC and hosted an event that gave 4125 long life... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Safety Source
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On Monday to kickoff Fire Prevention Week, NFPA hosted a pilot fire safety workshop for volunteer firefighters, fire marshals, and fire chiefs in the western part of NC. This workshop was a great chance to learn about all the free resources that NFPA provides to enhance your efforts during Fire... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Safety Source
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Today I attended a media event to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on this first day of Fall. This event focused on the epidemic of falls and their devastating effects to seniors and their families when they experience one. This was also a kickoff to a statewide effort in NC... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Safety Source
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The temperatures reached over 120 degrees inside the hot car as emergency crews arrived on the scene of the mock hot car incident at the Safe Kids Worldwide press event to mark National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Firefighters were there to reenact their efforts to save children if they have been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Safety Source
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Have you ever looked for a target rich environment where kids and families are everywhere? I am sure in your community there are many places that have a family night. Spring Lake Fire Department in NC has been working with Ruby Tuesday- Kids Eat Free family night. The fire department... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Safety Source
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Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the kickoff to the North Carolina (NC) hoarding task force. At the 39th annual NC Education Conference, it was announced that the task force was up and running. This task force was a result of a workshop over three years ago offered... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Safety Source
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Baseball brings back memories for me of the hot and fun days that make summer so cool. My husband and I love to visit ballparks all over the United States to see the baseball stadiums and experience the different cultures. A colleague of mine in Tennessee has taken the fun... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Safety Source
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I am in the middle of remodeling my kitchen and have been enjoying eating out for a few days. But I do miss using my stovetop and oven since they’ve been missing in action. An early morning fire yesterday in Memphis, Tenn. that I read about in localmemphis.com is a... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Safety Source
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After many carbon monoxide (CO) deaths across the United States over the winter and last few months, U.S.Senators from New York, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania reintroduced legislation yesterday that would allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to provide resources that support public education and installation of CO alarms. Carbon monoxide... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Safety Source
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