Fire departments in the United States and Canada that are introducing or maintaining a fire and life safety program or campaign can have their efforts supported by the Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant.
Established in the name of Rolf H. Jensen, a leading authority on fire protection engineering who served on NFPA’s board of directors, the grant provides $5,000 to support a fire department’s program or campaign, a commemorative plaque, and the recipient’s name inscribed on the grant winner’s plaque displayed at NFPA headquarters.
The 2012 recipient, Brockton Fire Department in Brockton, Massachusetts, implemented its “High-Rise Apartment Safety and Emergency Preparedness Program” with support from the grant.Brockton officials received the award earlier this year during a presentation at one of the city's high rise apartment buildings (above). NFPA’s Vice President of Field Operations and Education Gary Keith (pictured on the right) presented the plaque to Brockton Fire Chief Richard Francis and Mayor Linda Balzotti.
Think your department is deserving? Hurry! The deadline for applications is February 8, 2013.