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Fire safety is an issue that most of us never think about. We all have daily routines that cause us to
spend our time and energy dealing with the people and things that are right in front of us. Only if we are
exposed to a tragedy and we have any time or energy left do we consider possible emergency situations.
Even then most of us never take time to think about how a fire or other emergency could drastically affect
our livelihood, our property, and even our lives.
The goal of the Grand Rapids Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau is “working to ensure a fire-safe
future.” We accomplish this through education, fire inspections, and fire and building code compliance.
Fire Prevention Education is the key to a fire-safe future. The first step is to educate ourselves to start
thinking consciously about fire safety. This leads us to analyze the ways we do our work and enjoy our
leisure time. Based on this analysis, we act to ensure that our environments minimize the danger of a fire
or other emergencies disrupting our lives and livelihoods. Another step is learning to recognize and
maintain the safety-enhancing components that are built into our environments.
We offer this Fire & Life Safety Program to inform those of us who are responsible for maintaining the
environments in which we work and play. This program will provide information about fire safety, and
how to take action by teaching fire safety awareness, making our environments fire-safe, and planning
ahead to deal with emergencies in a safe manner. We are confident that, by using this program, you can
make a difference for yourself, your employees, visitors, and the community. Purpose
This program was developed to support the Fire Prevention Bureau’s goal of helping individuals and
organizations prevent fire incidents and achieve compliance with local and state regulation...
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