As the fire safety sponsor of LEGOLAND® Parks, NFPA joined LEGOLAND® Florida yesterday to celebrate Fire Prevention Week with a special fire safety day in the Park. Fire safety day featured live performances by PBS personality Steve Rosnolek of “SteveSongs” fame, and special showings of the Park’s longest-running live show “The Big Test” an acrobatic comedy in which the Fun Town Volunteer Firefighters try to become “real” firefighters.
NFPA President Jim Pauley spoke to the audience at The Big Test about the importance of working smoke alarms in helping save lives in home fires. “Working with LEGOLAND to bring together fun and education is a great way to deliver important fire safety messages to families,” said Pauley after the show.
Throughout the day, SteveSongs and his band entertained families with a set of songs including “Little Rosalie” which informs kids about what to do when they hear the sound of a home smoke alarm. NFPA teamed up with SteveSongs this year to help educate children about fire safety through song, including the release of a popular children’s music video of “Little Rosalie.”
The event included a number of interactive learning stations with key safety messages from NFPA, highlighting smoke alarm testing. Families also had a chance to see a fire truck and try on firefighter gear with firefighters from Polk County Fire Rescue, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office joined the event with fire safety information.
“We’re excited to team up with NFPA and actively support Fire Prevention Week, and help educate children on the importance of smoke alarms and fire safety,” said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones.
NFPA also announced the grand prize winner of its smoke alarm pledge sweepstakes in partnership with LEGOLAND Parks. The winner, Laura Patterson, Woodland, Wash., will choose a prize trip for up to four people to either LEGOLAND Florida or LEGOLAND California. The pledge encouraged people to test their smoke alarms each month. Additional prizes are being awarded to 10 pledge participants who win free tickets to either Park.
This year represents the third year NFPA and LEGOLAND Parks have joined forces to promote Fire Prevention Week and its home fire safety messages. NFPA and LEGOLAND California Resort teamed up recently to reach families about testing home smoke alarms during an appreciation day for local firefighters.