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Vina Drennan ~ “Sleep with a Firefighter”
Donna Henson ~ “Air bags and Fire Sprinklers”
Justina Page ~ “An Empty Swing Seat”
Amy Acton ~ “The Club No One Wants To Join”
Gail Minger ~ “A Deadly Mistake”
Bonnie Woodruff ~ “Slow and Steady Wins The Race”



Vina Drennan ~ “Sleep with a Firefighter”

 I will never forget Vina sharing this idea with me…the idea being to make us think about how simple it is to install fire sprinklers and the tongue in cheek reference to allowing firefighters be “like firefighters in your home that work 24/7, 365 days a year.” Vina is a different kind of advocate—she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about firefighter safety and LODD issues since her husbands’ death in 1994. She is always willing to go out on a limb and be innovative with concepts of how to raise awareness regarding our nation’s fire problem. 

There is a twinkle in her eye when she envisions the “beautiful lady” who is proud to sleep with a firefighter, the college student who points to the firefighter who her parents told her to sleep with, and the elderly gentleman who joins in to remind listeners that he too knows who is like a firefighter in his assisted living facility.

 The main point to remember is that Vina’s goal is to make you think, and to get you talking….about fire sprinklers. Her somber reminder about losing her husband brings us all to realize the important role that firefighter safety has on our nation’s fire service. Make the connection between fire sprinklers and the Everyone Goes Home Initiatives…pay special attention to Life Safety Initiative #15. Lives can be saved if we work to connect the dots and educate firefighters and citizens alike.

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