From a Week of Celebrating Fire Safety to Year-Round Fire & Life Safety Education

Blog Post created by avastis Employee on Oct 16, 2020


Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPW) is celebrated once a year in the beginning of October to raise awareness of fire safety, and all month long we’ll continue to see communities engaged in a variety of activities to help reduce the incidence of home cooking fires, addressing the number one cause of home fires & home fire injuries.


Fire and Life Safety (FLS) Education, however, happens all year long, addressing a myriad of community needs such as electrical safety, falls prevention, smoke alarm use, and home escape planning.   The work of the FLS Educator is one of constantly staying on top of local data and trends, finding ways to connect their community members with resources, and continuously engaging across platforms, audiences and topics. 


Enter NFPA’s Spotlight on Public Education first ever virtual conference, to be held Tuesday, October 27th from 11am – 5:30 pm EST.   NFPA kicked off the month with the annual celebration of FPW, and we are rounding out the month preparing FLS Educators for the year-long work they do to engage, educate, and advocate for the health and safety of their communities.  With four expert-developed sessions on Hoarding, Older Adult Falls Prevention, Community Risk Assessment & Reduction, and Integrating Technology into your Fire Safety Programs, there is something for everyone who involved in fire safety, injury prevention, healthcare, and public education. 


This FREE event includes live networking roundtable sessions along with an NFPA Resource Center, and will be recorded with access for all registrants.  One of the many lessons learned in the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to continue to learn, innovate, and grow to meet the needs of our community. Register today for this professional development event to learn from the successes and challenges experienced by your peers in the world of prevention and risk reduction.   In the coming weeks we’ll be featuring highlights of each of our Spotlight on Public Education sessions. 


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