Only weeks remain to apply for the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, February 9th. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who have these qualifications:
Work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office.
Use NFPA educational programs and materials in a consistent and creative way.
Demonstrate excellence and innovation, reaching out to the community with NFPA materials.
Applicants can be nominated or self-nominated. Recipients of a state or provincial educator award during 2017 from a fire department association, community organization, or government entity will be considered.
The Educator of the Year receives a $1,000 honorarium and travel to NFPA Conference in Las Vegas in June for an award presentation, and a bronze Sparky the Fire Dog statuette.
The local fire department receives a $1,000 donation to support public education activities.