Some time ago I decided to move on from my career in daily broadcast journalism. I’d worked for years in front of the camera as a reporter and news anchor for TV
stations in the Midwest and Northeast spending long hours reporting on droughts, tornadoes, snowstorms, and fires on the night shift, weekends, early mornings, and holidays.
Bob Finn came to the decision to leave his broadcasting career a while back as well. He
had worked long hours behind the camera as a producer for a regional cable news station covering the night shift, weekends, early mornings, and holidays.
We both came to NFPA and now, in addition to the many things that we do here, we find ourselves in our respective broadcasting roles again–Bob behind the camera, and me in front of it–to produce our safety tips videos.
I joke with him that it’s like old times but without the cutthroat news environment, temper tantrums of work colleagues, pressures of breaking news, and battles with Mother Nature. Under the bright lights in the NFPA studio Bob gets on his headset and cues me in front of the big green screen to read the scripts for the safety tips loaded into the TelePrompTer.
We’ve recorded more than a dozen videos on topics including cooking safety, portable home oxygen, hotel/motel safety, portable fireplace safety, and home fire sprinklers. Bob and I hope that you’ll find these and our other videos useful and that you’ll take a moment to view all of NFPA’s safety tips sheets.