In an effort to expand fire and life safety education across Canada, NFPA recently filled the contract position of Public Education Representative, Canada. Laura King, most recently editor of Fire Fighting in Canada magazine, will engage with NFPA stakeholders throughout Canada. Her work will entail the following:
- identifying ways to improve fire safety education in Canada and advance NFPA’s public education messaging
- advising on innovative and creative ways to provide Canadian communities with knowledge and skills they need to live safer lives
- developing and maintaining relationships with existing national, provincial, and local organizations across Canada
- meeting and speaking with fire departments and others who engage in safety education with local citizens of all ages
Laura is well known to the fire service in Canada. As an editor and writer, not only at Fire Fighting in Canada, but at a number of daily newspapers, she has covered fire service issues in the provinces and territories and has built a strong network of contacts.