“Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” is the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, highlighting the need for people to “cook with care” in the kitchen. And it's less than a month away!
We know current circumstances present unique challenges to promoting the campaign this year. While COVID-19 may have changed the way we work, play, and learn, it hasn’t changed the need to address the number-one cause of home fires and home fire injuries – cooking.
NFPA’s FPW Out of the Box ideas document provides multiple, creative options to bring fire safety messaging to your communities, such as virtual truck tours and open houses, poster contests, and distributing materials through local take out restaurants. Here are some additional activities to consider:
- Our Cooking Checklist has room for your logo and can be downloaded and copied to insert along with local take out restaurants, pizza delivery, school lunch programs, and food pantries, and is available in English, Spanish, and French.
- Partner with your local grocer for the early morning hours dedicated to Older Adults to disseminate vital cooking safety information and FPW branded materials.
- Use NFPA’s FPW social media posts which are formatted for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and available in English, Spanish and French. (All social media posts like the one shown to the right are formatted for specific platforms and available in English, Spanish, and French.)
- Use #firepreventionweek for all your posts to show up in our live feed on firepreventionweek.org
These are just a few ways that fire and life safety educators can be creative and innovative in celebrating Fire Prevention WeekTM, the oldest public health observance on record in the U.S.
It’s time to “Serve up Fire Safety” for your community!