Grant will be used to fund fire safety awareness among students
April 6, 2011 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has awarded the College Station Fire Department in College Station, Texas, with the 2011 Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant. The $5000 grant will support the department’s Rental Housing Fire Reduction Education Program, designed to educate the many students in the department’s jurisdiction to become more fire-safe. College Station is home to over 40,000 students who live off-campus, often in older, deteriorating housing.
The NFPA awards this grant annually to support a community-wide fire and life safety education program or campaign.
The Rental Housing Fire Reduction Education Program reaches area college students through fire safety presentations, public service announcements, information distribution in neighborhoods, and social media. In addition to targeting students, the program will offer training and resources to landlords and property owners and managers. The fire department is teaming up with the Bryan-College Station Apartment Association and Texas A & M University’s Department of Student Life for the initiative.
The Jensen Grant was named for Rolf H. Jensen, founder of RJA Group, Inc., one of the largest fire protection consulting firms in the world. Recipients are chosen based on these criteria: demonstration of a plan to implement a community-wide fire and life safety program/campaign aimed at the general public or a targeted group; clearly stated goals and objectives; staff assigned to implement the program/campaign; and a final report, including an overview of the project, number of people reached, materials used or developed, media coverage, live saves, etc.
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