!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a511e8366e970c-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a511e8366e970c-320wi|alt=Block party 1|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Block party 1|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a511e8366e970c img-responsive!Communities across the U.S. and Canada are gearing up for National Night Out, an event commonly held in early August to increase awareness about drug prevention efforts, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime programs. Typically organized by block watches, nonprofits, and police departments, National Night Out programs also seek to raise awareness about fire safety.
NFPA offers a number of educational items for free on the website, including our safety tip sheets, easy to read materialsin other languages, infographics and fun activities for the kids on the parents and educators page of the Sparky the Fire Dog website. It’s not unusual for a National Night Out event to attract hundreds of attendees. It's a great venue for reaching members of the public with information designed to increase their safety.