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Staunton Fire and Rescue Department receives Life Safety Achievement Award

staunton2editsThe City of Staunton Fire and Rescue Department has been awarded the 2013 Life Safety Achievement Award.

Since 1994, the Life Safety Achievement Award has recognized fire departments for outstanding fire safety statistics and effective fire prevention programs during the preceding calendar year.

In recognition of these proactive fire prevention efforts aimed at improving a community’s fire and life safety behaviors, a fire department may be eligible for the Life Safety Achievement Award, presented annually by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation), and sponsored by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

The award is based on consideration of the following criteria:

  • Zero fire deaths or at least a 10 percent reduction in fire deaths from the previous year.
  • An active fire prevention program is in place within the department.
  • Dedicated commitment—financial or in-kind—to fire prevention activities.
  • Evidence that fire prevention efforts increased over the previous year and are making a positive difference.