If you operate a multi-family apartment building, a seniors complex, an affordable housing unit, and have even a passing interest in cooking fire safety, you should spend 20 minutes listening to this conversation with Kevin McSweeney. If you work in the fire service, the military or College and University space, this is a must listen to the conversation. Kevin McSweeney has had three separate careers keeping people safe from fire. He spent 20 years with the United States Air Force Fire Protection, 10 years with Delaware’s Office of State Fire Marshall, and today is the University of Delaware’s Fire Protection Engineer/Fire Marshal. It’s an impressive understanding of fire safety and fire prevention for everyone from soldiers to students.
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Meet Jim Crawford and learn from an incredible career spent advocating for fire safety and prevention…
What does an incredible career sound like? Like this: Retired Fire Marshal and Deputy Chief of the Vancouver Fire Department in Washington State; a member of the NFPA technical committee; former member of the Standards Council for the NFPA; a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers; a Life Member of the IAFC; Past President of the International Fire Marshal’s Association; Past Project Manager of Vision 20/20; author of “Fire Prevention Organization & Management”; and winner of a slew of awards including the Dr. Anne Phillips award for leadership in fire and life safety education from the Congressional Fire Services Institute.
We are thrilled to share with you the first of what we hope will be many podcasts. The purpose will be to share interesting stories, and the people behind them, that are connected to the mission of cooking fire prevention. We are equally delighted that our first podcast showcases the work of Lt. Annemarie Pickett of the Worcester Fire Department. Lt. Pickett, as some of you may know, is a remarkable champion for Community Risk Reduction (CRR) generally and cooking fire safety specifically.