NFPA receives FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant for public education and EV work

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Sep 16, 2013

http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfpa.orgFEMANFPA received the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (AFG) to support "A School Year of Fire Safety," a project to educate children on fire safety and "Firefighter Training for Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Fleets, Trucks & Buses," a project to educate firefighters on how to respond to incidents involving these vehicles. NFPA will receive $990,000.

"A School Year of Fire Safety," a project led by NFPA’s Public Education Division, will create materials to reach preschool through grade three students. New activities will teach important smoke alarm and home escape planning messages. Materials will be available on throughout the 2013-2014 school year and beyond. This educational hub will include a number of key assets including standards-based lesson plans developed by curriculum experts. Curriculum rich music and movement videos will be created to support the lesson plans.

The NFPA Electric Vehicle Safety Training is a nationwide program designed to give emergency response training to firefighters and other first responders in order to prepare for the widespread implementation of electric, hybrid and fuel cell fleet vehicles, trucks and buses on the road in the United States. This training is crucial in preventing potential fatalities and serious injuries on-scene to both responders and victims. The coursework involved with this training is the next step of advanced electric vehicle safety for the fire service and will provide the necessary resources, tasks, and milestones to develop and offer a quality training experience.

Visit NFPA’s website for more information on Electric Vehicle Safety Training or public education.