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July 14, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Rick Campos, Bureau of Fire Prevention, 402-441-6438
Brian Baker, Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County, 402-441-8046

Landlords Invited to Free Fire Safety Training

Landlords in Lincoln and Lancaster County are invited to register for a free Fire Safe Landlord Training workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. The event will be at Paul Davis Restoration, 3641 S. 6th St., which is sponsoring the event with Farm Bureau Financial Services.

Class size is limited to 20, and pre-registration is required at (keyword: smoke detector) or 402-441-8045. Each participant will receive five free dual-chambered smoke detectors and long-life batteries valued at $150. Fire safety posters, tenant educational materials and a training recognition certificate also will be provided.

Fire officials say more than 80 percent of fire deaths occur in homes with no alarm or a non-functioning alarm. At the workshop, landlords will learn about common fire causes; steps they can take to minimize the chances of fire; and related topics such as renter's insurance, housing codes, rental contract language and smoke-free housing.

Lincoln Fire Inspector Rick Campos said the workshop gives safety and health officials an opportunity to interact with landlords who can share information with their tenants before a fire occurs.

The Fire Safe Landlord Training program is an initiative of the Fire and Burn Prevention Task Force of the Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County Coalition. Organizations serving on the task force include the City Building and Safety Department, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Stronger Safer Neighborhoods, Great Place Properties, Southeast Community College, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, General Fire and Safety Equipment Company, Paul Davis Restoration and Farm Bureau Financial Services.

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