In addition to classroom instruction on how quickly fire spreads, common fire causes, the fire inspection process, and identifying juvenile firesetting, attendees will have the chance to discharge a fire extinguisher on an actual fire from 1 to 1:30 pm. The training takes place at TVF&R's Training Center located at 12400 SW Tonquin Road in Sherwood.
For over a decade now, TVF&R has been working collaboratively with landlords and at-risk tenants to create a safer community through education. "Our research shows that landlords have a pivotal role in keeping tenants and their properties safer from fire, and it is our hope that this unique training will give them the confidence and tools they need to create safer living environments," states Karen Eubanks, Public Information Manager. In addition to the Landlord fire & Life Safety Training sessions, the District offers bi-lingual posters for laundry facilities and common areas, pictorial sheets, and a tabletop display highlighting the importance of smoke alarms for new tenant orientation. The research and materials produced for this program were underwritten by federal grants awarded to TVF&R, totaling almost $200,000. TVF&R received the prestigious International Association of Fire Chiefs' Fire Service Award for Excellence for its work with landlords. This award recognizes a fire department's innovations and achievements in managing resources to reduce the loss of life and property from fire and other emergencies.
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