A MASSACHUSETTS FIRE CHIEF HAS DONE A good job of getting a vital message across to the citizens. Chief Kevin Gallagher has teamed up with Boston’s Channel 25 WFXT-TV to illustrate a severe fire potential that is built into some modular homes. The culprit here is a foam-epoxy glue that is used to assemble rafters, joists, and sections. The excessive quantities used beyond what is necessary are leading to extremely rapid fire spread.
Watch this video report that was produced as result:
This is good example of effective use of the media to not only educate the public, but this kind of publicity is sometimes the only way to jolt lawmakers and bureaucrats into paying attention.
(South Coast Today photo)
As a side note, it was just last month that the Acushnet Fire Dept. was fully merged with the local EMS to become the Acushnet Fire and EMS Department. It is a combination career/paid-on-call department with three stations and they have a good WEBSITE HERE.