Simple steps to get media attention for Fire Prevention Week
Call for attention
Call or e-mail local media to remind them that Fire Prevention Week is taking place and provide journalists with important safety tips. Also, offer to arrange a spokesperson for interviews.
Spread the word
Send a news release to the local media.
Share information, safety tips, or FPW activities through your social media channels. Feel free to use messages the NFPA and Sparky the Fire Dog push out, or create your own! Find our social sites here: www.nfpa.org/socialmedia
Back to school
Arrange to visit a local school to educate students about fire prevention and invite local media to attend and cover the visit. Remember that the media will be looking for opportunities to take photos so it may be a good idea to have visuals available (equipment, hats, fire gear) or offer to show the students the fire truck and suggest the photo be done with the truck.
Letters to the editor/Op-ed
Write a letter to the editor to your local newspaper promoting the importance of fire prevention or customize the op-ed on our website and submit it to your local paper.
Host community events or participate in community events being hosted by other organizations during Fire Prevention Week and invite the media.