GlobalFlyte Salutes and Thanks our Firefighters During National Fire Prevention Week
People take safety for granted and are not aware of the risk of fire,” said Lorraine Carli, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “Paying attention to your surroundings, looking for available exits in the event of a fire or other emergency, and taking the smoke alarm seriously if it sounds can make a potentially life-saving difference in a fire or other emergency situation.”
This year’s Fire Prevention Week messages apply to virtually all locations. However, NFPA continues to focus on home fire safety, as the majority of U.S. fire deaths (four out of five) occur at home each year. In fact, the fire death rate (per 1000 home fires reported to the fire department) was 10 percent higher in 2016 than in 1980.
“While we’ve made significant progress in preventing home fires from happening, these statistics show that there’s still much more work to do when it comes to teaching people how to protect themselves in the event of one, and why advance planning is so critically important,” said Carli.
“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.” works to remind the public that fires can and do still happen – at home, as well as other locations – and that there are basic but vitally important steps people can take to remain safe.
As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, NFPA works with local fire departments throughout North America to promote the campaign in their communities and reaches out to the public directly to encourage everyone to take action to be safe.
“GlobalFlyte applauds NFPA’s proactive programming to keep citizens and firefighters safe. This is exactly why our team of first responders built GlobalFlyte, to provide an innovative cloud-hosted and easily deployable solution to first responders, to help clear the fog of chaos by giving the incident commander tools to make enhanced decisions to protect life and property,” said Tim Shaw, GlobalFlyte President and COO.
Globalflyte’s team of seasoned public safety professionals bring a unique understanding of and passion for identifying solutions by developing and integrating communication comprehension technologies borne out of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) with commercially developed mapping, imaging and smart phone technologies. This integration creates a unique robust situational awareness solution for our local government public safety users responding to emergency and crisis incidents. These technologies can also support public works and economic development departments through a tethered drone and unique imaging and mapping applications.