posted February 26, 2019
Every year, fire departments work to educate the public about fire hazards, precautions, emergency methods, escape routes, smoke alarm safety and more; however, it can be difficult to find time, resources and methods to help citizens implement these strategies. How can departments improve their fire prevention activities in the community? What methods should they use to ensure their citizens are prepared?
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Columbia Southern University hosted “How to Spark Interest in Community Fire Prevention,” a webinar discussion and Q&A session with CSU Fire and EMS Advisory Board member Gary Ludwig. Chief Ludwig is currently the fire chief of the ISO Class 1 Champaign (Illinois) Fire Department, and he has 41 years of fire, rescue and emergency medical services experience.
In addition to answering viewer questions, Chief Ludwig offered creative approaches to help departments improve their fire prevention education efforts. An archived version of the webinar will be available on this webpage soon.
CSU is the leader in fire education, offering programs recognized by Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education through the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy. CSU offers an associate degree in fire science and a bachelor’s degree in fire administration.