Educational Messages Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Members

  • Bev Gilbert (Chair), Gilbert and Associates
  • Marty Ahrens, NFPA
  • Karen Berard-Reed, NFPA
  • Brett Brenner, Electrical Safety Foundation International
  • Zach Cahalan, American Red Cross
  • Kate Carr, Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Gary Carter, Bessemer, AL, Fire Department
  • Judy Comoletti, NFPA
  • Kwame Cooper, LA City Fire Department
  • Patty Davis, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Steve Dornbusch, NFPA
  • Ernest Grant, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
  • Larry Gray, Cleveland Fire Department
  • April Hart, NFPA
  • Amy LeBeau, NFPA
  • Tom McGowan, NFPA
  • Jorge Mederos, Ft. Lauderdale Fire/Rescue Dept.
  • Angela D. Mickalide,Children's National Medical Center
  • Patricia Mieszala, Burn Concerns
  • Teresa Neal, U.S. Fire Administration
  • Nancy Trench, Oklahoma State University
  • Lisa Braxton, NFPA Staff Liaison

The Educational Messages Advisory Committee meets periodically to review NFPA’s fire safety education messages and to provide recommendations to NFPA public education staff for updating and revising the messages. See the latest edition of the Educational Messages Desk Reference–the 2015 Edition.

The messages are used throughout NFPA’s educational programs, curricula, and handouts, and provide fire and life safety educators with accurate and consistent language for use when offering safety information to the public.

Each topic area is self-contained, written so that all the information needed on a certain subject is provided within that category. As a result, some messaging may be repeated throughout topic areas.

Submit a comment
The Educational Messages Advisory Committee is accepting comments for revision. The comment submission form (PDF, 302 KB) is for those who want to offer substantiated comments on the current message document. The deadline for submissions is February 26, 2016. 

Educational Messages Advisory Committee
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