Teaching people about fire safety is a challenge when there are so many competing messages out there, and doing it effectively is the key. This strategy focuses on identifying what are the critical messages and what are the best ways to communicate these messages to the general public.
Brian Tyson is a Captain and Paramedic in Barnstable, MA. He is an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire where he earned a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Kinesiology and Justice Studies as well as a master’s degree in justice studies. Interning with the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office as an undergraduate, introduced him to youth firesetting, and he returned to complete a graduate project pertaining to youth firesetting. He started a full time firefighting career in 2008 at the Barnstable Fire Department where he has held several positions and leads the department’s Community Risk Reduction and Public Education Programs. Tyson is a CPSE credentialed fire officer and holds degrees from Columbia Southern University in Associate of Applied Science-Fire Science, Bachelor of Science-Fire Administration, and Associate of Applied Science-Emergency Medical Services.