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Dictionary closeup on word communicateHow do you know if the fire and life safety messages you provide to the public are effective? When should messages be reviewed and updated? Is it important to provide messaging that is positive?

“Fire and Life Safety Messaging: What to Say and How to Say It,” an education session on the public education track of this year’s NFPA Conference & Expo, answers those and other questions. A panel of experts will review the results of a study done for NFPA by Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy on the impact of positive and negative fire and life safety messages on children.

The panel will also discuss the NFPA Public Education Division’s Educational Messages Advisory Committee and its annual review and update of educational messages, which includes input from the public.

In addition, session participants will be able to select the messages of greatest interest to them and hear from the panel how and why the messages were developed.

Spotlight 2The NFPA Education Section is in the spotlight. An interview with section Chair Pat Mieszala is featured in the March/April NFPA Journal “Section Spotlight” column. Code activity of special interest to the section, upcoming board elections, and ways in which members can become more involved in section activities are among the topics covered.

Mieszala also appears on the NFPA Insider, a members-only live bimonthly program that expands on her NFPA Journal interview in real-time streaming video.

“Getting the word out about the importance of public education in fire and life safety through these avenues is very exciting and meaningful,” she said. “Giving our members the opportunity to network at the annual conference and contribute throughout the year with their articles, ideas, and suggestions for our section web pages and future conference education sessions is the lifeline of this very active and dynamic group.”

If you need to access the registration page for NFPA Insider, use promotion code EDGUEST.

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