Fire Corps Promotional Videos, PSAs Now Available

Friday, 06 October 2006

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Fire Corps has released two promotional videos that departments and community members can use to share the many benefits of implementing and participating in a Fire Corps program. Two video public service announcements (PSAs) are also available to help departments promote a local Fire Corps program.

The promotional videos and PSAs can be downloaded for free at www.firecorps.org/resources. DVD copies of the videos will be available in October; stay tuned to the Fire Corps website for more information on ordering copies.

Achieve More with Fire Corps is an 11-minute video that reaches out to departments looking for assistance from community members through Fire Corps. Testimonials from key government officials, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Governor Tim Kaine (VA), and from department staff and Fire Corps citizen advocates help to illustrate the success of several Fire Corps programs and make the case for establishing a Fire Corps program within a department. The video provides advice on starting and implementing your own program and exemplifies how and why Fire Corps programs are an invaluable resource to departments and communities. Achieve More with Fire Corps can be used to educate your own department staff on Fire Corps, as well as to garner internal support for your Fire Corps program.

Citizens Helping Fire and EMS is a 9-minute video that reaches out to community members to encourage and motivate them to become involved in a local Fire Corps program. The video shows potential Fire Corps members how departments utilize the time and talents of their local community members and how citizen advocates have personally benefited from their involvement in Fire Corps. Departments and Fire Corps members can show this video at community events such as a fair, festival, or community meeting, work with local television stations or cable providers to air the video on TV, share the video with other volunteer sources in the community (such as volunteer centers, schools, colleges, churches, civic organizations), or use it as part of a community-wide informational session about Fire Corps hosted by your department.

Fire Corps has also developed two 30-second video PSAs that you can use to promote your local Fire Corps program. Citizens Helping Fire and EMS Video Public Service Announcement and Achieve More with Fire Corps Public Service Announcement are completed video PSAs you can use to target potential citizen advocates within your community and garner support for your Fire Corps program through your local television and cable stations. Unlike traditional advertisements, many local stations and cable networks will donate the air time for showing PSAs, eliminating or significantly reducing the cost to your department.

The Fire Corps video PSAs can be customized to include your department’s name and contact information, allowing interested persons to contact you directly. Some local stations may be willing to donate the time it takes to do this, or you can contact Nicole Kopec, Production Executive for Triptych Creative Group, at 972-309-4354 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to customize the PSAs for a nominal fee.

For more information or to download the videos and PSAs, visit www.firecorps.org/resources.

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