I am pleased to introduce Monica Colby as the newest contributor to the Safety Source blog. Monica is a fire and life safety specialist with the Rapid City Fire Department in South Dakota, and former Northwest Regional Advisor to the NFPA Public Education Division. She has been a fire and life safety educator since 1998 serving as a city, district, state, and regional educator. She serves on the NFPA Education Section Board of Directors.
I use the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference because I know a group of trusted experts already worked through the statements to find the most concise, and clear way to say what I want to say. For example, explaining to a class about the different types of batteries in smoke alarms and when to change the batteries used to be difficult for me. When the Educational Messages Advisory Committee came out with messages that explained about nonreplaceable batteries and traditional batteries, my life was made much easier.
Utilizing the proven messages of NFPA’s Educational Messages Desk Reference means I have a tool I can trust that will have an impact on the community.