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July 23, 2018
NSFA Trial Memberships
The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) is offering a trial/promotional membership for all code officials through the end of 2018. Visit their website for more information.
June 22, 2018
Preparing for NFPA's National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13). This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one.
June 21, 2018
State Police Director and Fire Marshal urge safety this summer
On this first official day of summer, Michiganders and visitors alike are urged to make safety a top priority in all seasonal activities while enjoying Pure Michigan at home or on the road.
April 13, 2018
Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed May as Electrical Safety month. The month is dedicated to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.
April 13, 2018
Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed May as National Building Safety Month. The month is dedicated to raising awareness with individuals and businesses about the need for modern and regularly-updated building codes and well-trained code enforcement workers to maintain the system.
The Michigan Fire Inspectors Society is the premier code organization in the State of Michigan. With almost 600 members, we represent the wide interest of Michigan’s Fire Inspectors. The organization utilizes multiple committees to assist our membership and the public's safety in Michigan. These committees include our membership serving to provide updated rules or monitor code changes. MFIS works to educate our members on current trends and practices at our yearly conferences which include the fall educational seminar and the winter educational seminar.
ALARMS INSTALLED BY GRAND RAPIDS FIRE DEPT. PROVIDE EARLY WARNINGS
Smoke alarms recently installed by the Grand Rapids Fire Department are being credited for limiting property damage during a house fire.
Grand Rapids firefighters recently responded to a report of a structure fire in the kitchen of a home on the city’s Northeast Side. Upon their arrival, family members living there reported they had extinguished the fire.
According to the family, they were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms installed in their home by Grand Rapids firefighters on March 29. The detectors were installed by the same engine company that responded to the fire. The family was relaxing in their backyard after dinner when they heard the smoke alarms. The homeowner could see the flames through the kitchen window above the stove and took immediate action by extinguishing the flames with a fire extinguisher.
“Our residential safety program has experienced another win,” Battalion Chief David Noorman said. “We are extremely fortunate to have a program that is enthusiastically supported by this organization and community to reduce fire risks in Grand Rapids.”
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