Denise Hynes, public educator for Toronto Fire Services, was recognized at NFPA's Conference & Expo in Las Vegas for her passion and enthusiasm in teaching safety to her community.
Ms. Hynes, who has used NFPA educational materials since 2002, has developed a variety of programs including training for more than 700 home health staff and coordinating the delivery of 24 presentations on Remembering When (TM) for older adults who live in high-rise buildings. She also coordinated a partnership with COSTI Immigration Services to design fire and life safety materials translated into Arabic, for Syrians who had recently come to Canada. Ms. Hynes also worked with the "Famous People Players" theater company to develop a fire safety week theatrical presentation featuring Sparky the Fire Dog®.
Ms. Hynes was presented her "Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year" award by NFPA Board Member William Stewart of William A. Stewart Consulting Services in Toronto.