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Fire Prevention

Perhaps more important than fire fighting itself in many modern industrial countries is fire prevention. The Fire fighters in Boiling Springs and throughout United States communities are trained in basic fire prevention methods, and fire companies are assigned inspection districts in which they attempt to prevent or correct unsafe conditions. Fire departments are charged with enforcement of the local fire prevention code and of state fire laws and regulations.

The Fire Prevention personnel for the Boiling Springs Fire District, directs fire prevention activities. It handles the more technical fire prevention problems, maintains appropriate records, grants permits, investigates the causes of fires, and conducts public education programs. All commercial or multiple-dwelling buildings are inspected at regular intervals, and orders are issued for the correction of violations of fire laws. If necessary, court action is taken to compel compliance.

Fire Prevention Resources

NFPA Education (National Fire Prevention Association)

Lots of information on fire safety and prevention. Look for Risk Watch, lesson plans arranged by grade level; Learn Not to Burn; Fire Prevention Week Facts and History, and more.
http://www.nfpa.org/

USFA (United States Fire Administration)

Lots of information on firesafety including arson prevention. There is a lot of firesafety information that can be downloaded. Excellent site.
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/

Chimney Safety Institute Of America

A non-profit educational foundation that has established the only nationally recognized certification and accreditation program for chimney sweeps in the United States. CSIA devotes its resources to educating the public, chimney service professionals and other fire prevention specialists, and the insurance industry about the prevention and correction of chimney venting system hazards.
http://www.csia.org/

Burn Prevention Foundation

Helping people stay safe, by teaching them to recognize and avoid fire hazards and other burn risks. The Burn Prevention Foundation offers numerous educational programs and seminars, each designed for a specific audience. Also, a wide variety of educational materials, audio-visual presentations and displays.
http://www.burnprevention.org/