The Impact of Safety Messages on Children

NFPA received a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the Department of Homeland Security Federal, Emergency Management Agency to conduct a study on the impact of positive and negative fire and life safety messages on children. Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and policy conducted a study of 640 children ages 4-9 to determine the effectiveness of positively- and negatively-framed fire and life education messages.

Evaluating and Creating Fire and Life Safety Materials (PDF, 5 MB): This guide for the fire service has been created to use the results of the Johns Hopkins Fire Safety Study to help fire prevention educators make good decisions when selecting educational materials.