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NFPA Journal highlights the outcomes of a roundtable on fire safety messaging for preschoolers

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Jun 6, 2013

PreschoolersFact: Children under the age of five have a 20 percent greater chance of dying in a home fire when compared to the general public.

Addressing this issue, NFPA hosted the Preschool Fire Safety Messaging Roundtable last year that gave educators the chance to discuss new research needs and teaching techniques catered to this population. NFPA Journal columnist April Briggs outlines some of the outcomes in her latest column. For instance, "Learn about firefighters as community helpers" and "know the sound of a smoke alarm" were some of the key messages roundtable attendees agreed should be taught to preschoolers.

The event also resulted in changes to safety messaging that has now been included in NFPA's revamped Learn Not to Burn® Preschool Program, created more than 20 years ago to reach children ages 4-5.

For a more complete listing of the roundtable's outcomes, read Briggs' column in Journal.

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