Robin Borneman is an active volunteer and advocate for Fire Prevention Education. Robin has been involved in various outreach efforts since her brother passed away in a house fire in January of 2013. The fire that took her brother ignited a fire in her. In an effort to promote Fire Prevention Education, Robin has partnered with U.S. Fire Administration & FEMA for the “Fire is Everyone’s Fight” campaign.
“Fire is Everyone’s Fight” is a national initiative to unite the fire service, life safety organizations and professionals in an effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss by changing how people think about fire and fire prevention. Robin has delivered her message to over 100,000 people through speaking engagements, volunteering with local fire departments, school presentations, and working with senior citizens. Her mission was discussed on "Dave Ryan in The Morning Show" and has been featured in various publications. Robin is honored to be a keynote educator and speaker at the Minnesota State Fire Marshall convention and has received guidance from leaders in the NYC Fire Department and Chicago Fire Department. As an in-demand speaker and expert, she has obtained a large social media following.
“My goal is to raise awareness to the causes of fire in order to PREVENT them from happening in the first place. My brother’s death didn’t have to happen. If he would have had more fire safety education, his life could have been saved. It is my mission to spread his story and the lessons it brings to as many people as possible to prevent more families from encountering a tragedy such as we have. Every year in America, we lose on average 3,468 people in fires. Fire doesn’t discriminate. Its victims vary in age, gender, and social backgrounds. Fires are PREVENTABLE with EDUCATION. Get educated, have a plan, and protect your family! My story is not what I planned and it’s not how I would have written it, but hopefully it has ignited something in you.”