Introducing The PREP House: When You Need to Build Learning to Go
Published on 3 December 2008
For fire departments searching for the latest innovation in mobile safety education technology, Mobile Concepts by Scotty has developed the PREP (PLAN, RESPOND, EDUCATE, PREPARE) HOUSE.
This customized mobile classroom features portable technology which will make grant reviewers sit up and take notice. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program awards grants to fire departments for equipment that will enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. The PREP House will enable your department to bring public safety education right where it's needed most to schools, senior citizens' centers, hospitals, and community events - to target high-risk populations.
The versatility of the PREP House has the classroom space your department needs to conduct current programs in and expand into other vital educational arenas including:
How can you use the newest technology for life safety education and training outreach? Just ask Paramedic Chris St. John from the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was successful in receiving funding through the 2004 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program for the purchase of his mobile classroom.
Chris customized his mobile classroom to include high-tech functions including highspeed Internet hookups, laptop computers, a multimedia projector, audio-visual equipment, DVD/VCR capabilities, a wireless loudspeaker, and a closed circuit camera system. Real-world training opportunities are not only available for the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department but also for the fire, police, and EMS personnel in his tricounty area.
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