New wildfire youth program outlined in NFPA Journal

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Apr 9, 2013

Youth wildfire programMore than 8 million students in grades 6 through 12 live in the wildland/urban interface, yet the majority of them are clueless on what to do during a wildfire if no adult was present.

Responding to this informational need, NFPA initiated a series of "community conversation workshops" that will aid the development of a youth education program on wildfire safety. (A report on the workshops was released earlier this year.)The program is being piloted in Colorado on May 4 at the Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service.

Read the story in NFPA Journal to learn more about what students, teachers, and parents shared with NFPA during the workshops.