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Headshot of Jeff DonahueHeadshot of Meredith HawesDuring the month of August you’ll have your choice of two webinar dates to learn all about this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign. On Wednesday, August 16th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (PT) NFPA Public Education Division Regional Education Specialist Jeff Donahue will give a presentation on the topic. On Tuesday, August 29th 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET) Regional Education Specialist Meredith Hawes will give her presentation. Both Jeff and Meredith will conduct a 40-minute presentation–with time allotted for questions–discussing key elements of the 2017 Fire Prevention Week Theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™ Both will provide a virtual tour of the Fire Prevention Week website, and an overview of the great web resources and products available to support your local campaign, including Fire Prevention Week in a Box and the Fire Prevention Week t-shirt decal pdf.

Visual of 7 steps to escape planning

Introduce your community to this year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™ with the FPW infographic. This colorful visual, co-sponsored with the U.S. Fire Administration, presents seven steps to practicing an escape plan using easy-to-follow illustrations. Available in both English and Spanish, it includes a space for you to personalize the document with your department logo. Place the infographic on your website, blog or other social media sites. The infographic can be used as an introduction to other FPW materials that provide additional details relating to the escape planning theme, including the Prevent Fire in Your Home booklet and the Fire Prevention Week Kids’ Activity Posters.

Visual of man and woman looking at escape plan. Bullet points of how to administer the lesson

Facade of FPW newsletterThis year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out™” emphasizes the importance of home escape planning and practice. It works to teach the public to prepare for an emergency and what to do when the preparation needs to be put into action. A key component of the campaign is to make sure the fire service and other educators are well–prepared to relay the campaign to the public. NFPA’s Plan Your Home Fire Escape mini-lesson provides a template and sample lesson educators can use when making presentations for Fire Prevention Week or at any other time. Presenters can reinforce the lesson by providing copies of Fire Prevention Week News and the Fire Prevention Week Adult Brochure.

Campaign theme and Sparky holding an ipad showing two ways outLogos are defined as the “face” of an organization. They are graphical displays of a company’s unique identity and provide essential information. NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week logo provides essential information in the form of this year’s theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™ NFPA provides the FPW logo for free in the size you need for your website, blog, or social media efforts. Use of the logo can help reinforce the theme that people in your community may see on the FPW banner outside of your building or as part of the materials from FPW in a Box that you may hand out during an open house at the fire station. The full-color campaign logo is in jpg format.

Photo of Kelly RansdellDo you want to get a jump-start on ways to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme? Fire Prevention Week 2017 is October 8-14. However, fire departments, injury prevention experts, and fire and life safety educators begin outreach much earlier. Register for the first in a series of webinars to be held July 18th from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The series kicks off with NFPA Regional Education Specialist Kelly Ransdell. Learn all about this year’s theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™ Take a virtual tour of the Fire Prevention Week website and get an overview of both free and for-purchase materials to help you make your campaign a success. There will also be an opportunity to ask Kelly questions and share your thoughts on Fire Prevention Week.

Register for the webinar.

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