New NFPA contest challenges people to test basic fire safety knowledge

Published on September 17, 2013
Participants enter promotional drawing for iPad mini

2013 FPW logo 200x200September 17, 2013 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) launched a contest to coincide with this year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) in which participants can test their fire safety knowledge and enter for a chance to receive an Apple® iPad mini®. The contest runs September 15-21, 2013.

"NFPA developed this contest to give people an easy and fun way to brush up on basic fire safety tips," said Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Communications. "By taking just a few minutes out of their day to participate, people can take steps to improve their personal safety by watching a two-minute video and taking a short quiz to find out a if they know a few basics of fire safety."

The contest is available online at www.nfpa.org/2013FPWContest. Visitors to the contest website will be able to view a brief music video, review an accompanying safety information sheet and take a short quiz based on the information. Quiz-takers will receive one entry for submitting a completed quiz and entry form, and a bonus entry if they share their quiz results on Twitter. For a full set of promotion rules go to www.nfpa.org/2013FPWContest.

Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of nor affiliated with nor has it endorsed or approved this promotion.

About Fire Prevention Week
NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

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