NFPA, LEGO build on fire safety on eve of Fire Prevention Week

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Oct 5, 2013
LEGO team members join Sparky the Fire Dog and Boston Fire Museum volunteers to pose for a quick photo at community event.  Can you find the firefighter made of bricks?

Hundreds visited the Boston Fire Museum in Massachusetts on the eve of Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12) to build on their fire safety knowledge.  The event, hosted by NFPA and LEGO CITY®, featured a life-size firefighter made of LEGO bricks and the opportunity to work with a LEGO master builder to create a giant fire department shield.  Sparky the Fire Dog® delighted children and adults alike and the Boston Fire Department parked trucks outside and offered tours.  Massachusetts Department of Fire Services displayed a stovetop fire scenario and showcased their special operations rehabilitation vehicle, which is used by firefighters at incident scenes. Guests toured the museum sporting red fire helmets and gathering handfuls of fire safety information.  Joe Molis, NFPA employee and Lieutenant with the Providence Fire Department (Rhode Island) and others participated in interviews that will be used in the fire safety campaign that NFPA and LEGO is collaborating on to capture attention for fire safety this FPW and beyond.  Visit www.nfpa.org/lego to download safety tips sheets that were co-developed by LEGO and NFPA and stay tuned to the page and the blog for updates on this campaign.