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NFPA teams up with Scholastic Inc 
NFPA
has teamed up with Scholastic, Inc. to create Fire Prevention Week classroom kits for preschool through grade 5 teachers and students. Scholastic has mailed the kits to 325,000 teachers throughout the United States.

NFPA is also providing all the program materials for you to download free to reach classrooms in your community!

Visit Scholastic to access whiteboard-ready lesson plans, activities, printables and on-line games for your schools. Fairy Tale Trivia with Sparky

English programhttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0154348bdf75970c-pi

Spanish program

Kids can also play games with Sparky - including Fairy tale trivia and Sound swap

Reaching new cultures & communities Reaching out to immigrant populations during Fire Prevention Week provides a great opportunity to experience new cultures and foster trust within the community.  Recent increases in urban and rural immigrant populations pose unique challenges for fire departments trying to acclimate the nation’s newcomers with fire safety.  Language barriers and cultural differences may make it especially difficult to communicate important safety information.  How is an American firefighter supposed to teach an immigrant about smoke alarms who only speaks Mandarin?  Fortunately, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has helpful hints and resources for anyone looking to reach out to local immigrant communities during Fire Prevention Week.

-Courtney Flynn

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