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Meri-K Appy, President, Home Safety Council

December 2010

About Meri-K Appy
Meri-K Appy is President of the Washington, DC-based Home Safety Council (HSC), the only national organization solely dedicated to preventing the nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits that result each year in America from unintentional home injuries. Since joining HSC in 2003 Appy has spearheaded creation of the Home Safety Council Expert Network, offering free materials and resources to the fire and life safety education community, and the new Home Safety Literacy Project, a unique outreach program designed to teach adults with low literacy skills about basic home fire safety and disaster preparedness practices. In 2009, HSC will release Start Safe: A Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers and Their Families with funding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA. A national media safety spokesperson, Appy is a frequent guest on NBC’s TODAY Show and has also appeared on every major network including the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, the EARLY SHOW on CBS, ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and HGTV. Appy received the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award from the Congressional Fire Services Institute in recognition of her years of service to the field of fire and life safety education and was named the 2006 Sprinkler Advocate of the Year by the American Fire Sprinkler Association.

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