Photo: Paul Fitzgerald and Christina Francis, PE, Chair of NFPA's Industrial Fire Protection Section congratulate Fredrick Knipper, Director of the OESO Fire Safety Division, and Jason Shepherd, Fire Safety Specialist, who accepted the Fire Prevention Week award on behalf of Duke University/Duke Health System.
Duke University/Duke Health System Fire Safety Division was today named the winner of the Industrial Fire Protection Section Fire Prevention Week Award. Duke won the honor for carrying out the best program to coincide with NFPA’s 2009 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Stay Fire Smart, Don’t Get Burned.”
The division reached out to the students at Duke University by providing fire safety literature, conducting fire drills in every resident hall dorm on the campus, displaying messages on Duke TV and on the web, and by producing Fire Prevention Week vehicle magnets, which were displayed on department vehicles traveling all over North Carolina doing Joint Commission Mock Inspections.
The division worked to ensure that patients leaving Duke Hospital were provided the essential knowledge to enable them to return home and maintain a fire-safe environment.