Scores of schoolchildren to hone fire safety messages during NFPA's Fire Prevention Week

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Sep 25, 2012

Since 2006, NFPA has partnered with Scholastic, Inc., the popular producer of educational literature and programs for children, to develop and distribute lesson plans and activities tied to NFPA's Fire Prevention Week (FPW) themes. The two organizations plan to address this year's theme, "Have Two Ways Out," and reach an estimated 10.6 million children via take-home packages, activity sheets, and other materials produced in both English and Spanish that highlight escape planning.

Judy Comoletti, NFPA's division director of Public Education, underscores the successes of such a partnership in the September/October issue of NFPA Journal. "Typically, our program receives high praise, with more than 90 percent of the teachers rating the program very to extremely useful," she says. "Teachers like the interactive aspects of the program."

Learn about these tools and other aspects of FPW in NFPA Journal. And watch the following video of Comoletti giving an overview of all the free content:

-Fred Durso