Michael Hazell

What approaches are most effective for reaching kids with fire safety messages?

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jun 24, 2011

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The Friday Letter, a weekly publication of the Association of Schools of Public Health, featured a new report from NFPA and the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy that provides information on how best to communicate burn and fire safety information to children ages 4-9.

From 2000–2007, 4,114 children 18 years and younger were killed in house fires. Educating children at an early age how to prevent fire and teaching parents about how to protect them in case of a fire are essential in injury prevention and safety.

The report, titled “Understanding the Impact of Fire and Life Safety Messages on Children”, is of particular significance for child-safety and public health educators, fire departments, teachers and parents.

- Mike Hazell

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