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PreschoolersFact: Children under the age of five have a 20 percent greater chance of dying in a home fire when compared to the general public.

Addressing this issue, NFPA hosted the Preschool Fire Safety Messaging Roundtable last year that gave educators the chance to discuss new research needs and teaching techniques catered to this population. NFPA Journal columnist April Briggs outlines some of the outcomes in her latest column. For instance, "Learn about firefighters as community helpers" and "know the sound of a smoke alarm" were some of the key messages roundtable attendees agreed should be taught to preschoolers.

The event also resulted in changes to safety messaging that has now been included in NFPA's revamped Learn Not to Burn® Preschool Program, created more than 20 years ago to reach children ages 4-5.

For a more complete listing of the roundtable's outcomes, read Briggs' column in Journal.

Have you met the Public Education Advisor for your region?  All seven advisors will be at the 2013 NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago.  Come by the NFPA booth #471 in the Expo during Expo hours, and meet the NFPA Public Education Advisors.  

NFPA’s Public Education Advisors are contracted consultants who support our educational outreach efforts. Every state and province is assigned an Advisor and they provide support to several states/provinces forming a region. These Advisors serve as a resource to their region by helping them develop educationally sound fire and life safety education strategies.  They promote programs such as Learn Not to Burn®, Remembering When™, Fire Prevention Week and other materials offered by NFPA.  The advisors also work closely with the NFPA regional directors for assigned region to offer support to the NFPA package of codes, standards and public education.

NFPA Pub Ed Advisors

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