Golder Ranch recieves 2012 Life Safety Achievement award
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Golder Ranch Fire District receives 2012 Life Safety Achievement award.
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation and the Grinnel Mutual Reinsurance Company awarded Golder Ranch the award this week.
Since 1994, the Life Safety Achievement Award has recognized local fire prevention efforts that have contributed to reducing the number of lives lost in residential fires.
Golder Ranch Fire District recorded zero fire deaths in 2012. Golder Ranch also had active and effective fire prevention programs with a clear commitment to reducing fires in the community, making the fire department eligible for the award.
"Experience tells us that fire prevention activities and public education can significantly reduce life and property loss from residential fires", the NASFM Fire Research and Education Foundation said. "Prevention and education are very cost effective compared to the traditional approach of relying on fire suppression. The Life Safety Achievement Award recognizes fire departments for their prevention efforts and encourages them to continually improve those efforts."
Although residential fire in the U.S. account for 20 percent of all fires, they result in 80 percent of all fire related deaths. Golder Ranch Fire has a number of programs aimed at reducing fires and fire related deaths within the community including: Fire extinguisher classes, smoke detector battery replacement, and residential lock boxes among others.