By National Fire Protection Association
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2018 EXCEL Award Gold Winner Podcast What follows a home fire? One complete story, beyond statistics. Seven people die each day from American home fires, and another 13,000 are injured each year. However, there are ripple effects to fire that the statistics don’t explain and the nightly news rarely covers. You’ll likely see the immediate flames and destruction from a home fire on TV, but rarely do you see what happens to the many people impacted by fire one year, two years, 10 years after the incident. Who are these people and what is their new normal, now that the normal they were once used to is gone? You’re about to get a powerful look at the lingering effects of fire in America. The National Fire Protection Association presents The Survivors, a multi-part podcast series that takes an extensive look at Wyoming resident Feike van Dijk, his wife Noelle, and his family. In 2014, they experienced the unthinkable when a home fire killed two of their children.
||CleanEpisode 5: Never Again||The van Dijk’s and other survivors want their experience to be the catalyst for the inclusion of fire sprinklers in all new homes. However, a powerful group has spent serious dollars preventing that from happening.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Back into the Lion’s Den||Upsetting his family, Feike joins the fire service and places himself into one of America’s deadliest places for fire: homes. Fire service and safety advocates discuss today’s home fire problem and why the fire dynamics of new homes are a cause...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Refinement by Fire||The van Dijk’s emotional scarring from the fire seems to have taken a larger toll on the family than their physical injuries. They learn new coping tactics, as have many others impacted by home fire, but everyday has its challenges....||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Aftermath||Impacted by the death of their two boys, the van Dijk’s also go through the painstaking process of healing their physical injuries from a home fire. U.S. burn care experts weigh in on the prevalence and outcomes of these injuries and underscore a...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: One of 367,000||Feike and Noelle van Dijk’s sense of normalcy was shattered when a home fire killed two of their children in 2014. Three years after the incident, the family gives a rarely seen look at the lingering effects of American home fires, which claim seven..||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Survivors - Teaser Trailer||A sneak peak at the upcoming series, The Survivors. Seven people die each day from American home fires, and another 13,000 are injured each year. However, ripple effects to fire that the statistics don’t explain and the nightly news rarely covers....||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Not since Serial have I been as moved or excited for the next episode!
Beautifully organized, this story captures the listeners attention quickly and explores a new frontier of the affects of home fires and how easy it is to stop these tragedies from occurring. The host Fred Durso does a remarkable job connecting with this family. Here’s hoping for Season 2!
This podcast does a great job telling a difficult, thought provoking story. I’ll never forget this family ...