The NACHI Safe House Campaign.
Update: Safe House Campaign launches its own website! http://www.safehousecampaign.com
The United States Fire Administration, part of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), and the NACHI Foundation (a registered charity) have teamed up to create a national safety awareness program, The NACHI Safe House Campaign.
The NACHI Safe House Campaign was kicked off on March 20, 2004 with the NACHI Foundation’s donation of smoke alarms for the hearing impaired. The spectial alarms, retailing at over $150 each, were given to needy families. The event was done in partnership with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office and their planned Spring Into Action Day.
“Our plans include creating a fire safety inspection training for our members, creating a home safety training class to take to the communities, a home safety checklist for our inspectors, and NACHI’s Occupant Hazard Recognition Primer.” said Daniel R. Frend, Director of The NACHI Safe House Campaign.
The Campaign also just released a thirty second Public Service Announcement by radio personality Johnny Contino. Mr. Contino then donated his fee, less union dues, back to the NACHI Foundation. This PSA, to be played on radio stations around the country, encourages people to check the batteries in their smoke alarms after changing the time on Sunday, April4, 2004.
Some facts: Each year fire kills more people in the US than all natural disasters combined. At least 80% of all fire deaths occur in residences. In 2001, not counting the events of September 11, fire cause $10.6 billion in direct property loss. Seniors over 65 and children under 5 have the greatest risk. A working smoke alarm doubles the chances of surviving, yet 52% of fire fatalities were in homes with NO Smoke alarms.
For more information on the campaign or for information on how to make fully tax deductible donations to this project, contact Daniel Frend at email@example.com
Daniel R Frend
Director of The NACHI Safe House Campaign
NACHI member discount on Sure Test Circuit Analyzers with Arc Fault Test.
NACHI’s smoke detector PSA played accross America’s radio stations.
NACHI’s Occupant Hazard Recognition Primer.
National Association of State Fire Marshals thanks NACHI trainer.