Latest NFPA Podcast Highlights Benefits of Using a New Online Tool That Helps Communities Assess their Safety Ecosystem and Address Gaps Before a Disaster Strikes
In early August, Meghan Housewright, the director of the NFPA Fire & Life Policy Institute announced the launch of the new Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem Assessment Tool that is helping users identify gaps in their community’s capacity to support safety and draw on the results to advocate for specific changes that will better protect citizens and property.
The free tool comes on the heels of a recent report from the Policy Institute, “The Year in Review: A look at the events of 2020 through the lens of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem” and both the tool and the report are helping serve as important resources for safety professionals across the globe to understand and apply the Ecosystem in their daily roles.
Last week, Angelo Verzoni from NFPA Journal talked with Meghan about the safety ecosystem, the assessment tool and its benefits, and why the tool was created with communities in mind. The conversation is included in the latest episode of the NFPA Podcast, and is featured in an article, “Eco Assessment,” in the latest issue of the magazine. Read the short article and listen to the podcast (the interview with Meghan and Angelo starts at 30:37) and share it with others you know.
Find more information and related resources about the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem at nfpa.org/ecosystem.