By: Amy Acton
Executive Director, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
For the past week, our hearts have been with our friends who were impacted by The Station fire in West Warwick, RI as they prepared themselves for the 10th anniversary, and all of the emotions that would bring.
I attended the memorial Sunday where that tragedy took place, to honor the 100 people who lost their lives that day. As I stood there, I recognized so many familiar faces, and was reminded of the efforts of so many people over the last 10 years who have worked, and continue to work, to support this community.
The Phoenix Society has played a small part in assisting the healing along with countless other organizations and individuals. Yet there is still so much to do. Today we are in DC with our partner Common Voices, promoting the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act to prevent future loss like those experienced in Rhode Island. Rob Feeney, Phoenix Society Advocate, and others affected that night, have shifted their focus to be voices for change.
The Phoenix Society joins Common Voices and other national fire service organizations, who are working with the House and Senate to reintroduce the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (FSIA) in the 113th Congress. Join us and add your voice and help us to prevent another fire like the Station fire. Visit www.fireadvocates.org