NFPA Journal wants kids to take the challenge

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jan 29, 2015

KidsAccording to Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice-president of Outreach and Advocacy, one of the best way to reach people with important fire-safety messages is to get to the kids.

“Over the years, children have been a key audience for NFPA and fire-safety educators,” she says. “They are great receivers of the fire-safety message, and they’re also great deliverers of that message.”

Now, kids can play an even bigger role in fire safety by participating in The Paradigm Challenge, a new competition developed by Project Paradigm, the American Red Cross, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, and a coalition of fire safety organizations, including NFPA. The project, which will award up to $100,000 per team for the top 100 teams, is designed to get kids ages 7 to 18 involved in reducing deaths and injuries due to home fires by contributing their own fire safety ideas.

Want to know more about the Paradigm Challenge? Read Carli’s column “The Kids Are Alright” in the January/February issue of NFPA Journal.

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