Sen. McCain, Rep. Boozman Participate in Fire Corps Videos

Sunday, 16 July 2006

Fire Corps and the Fire & Emergency Training Network (FETN) have teamed up to develop two promotional Fire Corps videos. The videos feature several exemplary Fire Corps programs as well as interviews with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Congressman John Boozman (R-AR).

The two videos will serve as informational tools for fire/EMS departments and citizens to learn about the benefits of Fire Corps and how to become involved in this important program. Three fire/EMS departments nationwide were chosen to be profiled in the videos for their work with Fire Corps: Johnson County Rural Fire District #1 in Arkansas, the Mesa Fire Department in Arizona, and the Hanover Fire and EMS Department in Virginia. Information on each of these programs can be found on the Fire Corps website at www.firecorps.org.

Film crews for the project came to Washington, D.C. in June to interview Sen. McCain and Rep. Boozman, who both talked about the positive effect Fire Corps has had on their states as well as the nation. "We're so pleased to have the support of these and other government officials in promoting this important program," said Sarah Lee, Director of Fire Corps. "These videos will allow us to share the important work that Fire Corps is accomplishing with the rest of the nation." Tracy A. Henke, who serves as Chair of the National Citizen Corps Council, was also interviewed for the videos. Henke is the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Grants and Training, which is a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Preparedness Directorate.

Due for release in August, these videos will be available to fire and emergency service departments nationwide.

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