Fire & life safety education in our new hybrid world featured at the upcoming Spotlight on Public Education conference

“Virtual” defined 2020, and now “Hybrid” is the name of the game in 2021 for fire & life safety educators to develop and deliver fire, burn, and injury prevention education for their communities.

“Our Hybrid World: Stepping up your virtual fire & life safety activity – tips and tricks to support your face-to-face efforts” is just one of the many exciting workshops available to community educators during the upcoming Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) professional development conference, going live Tuesday, September 14th. This exciting virtual conference, part of NFPA’s 125th Anniversary Conference Series, brings together fire and life safety educators, injury prevention professionals, healthcare, emergency responders, and others responsible for risk reduction to share knowledge and ideas to boost community fire, burn, and injury prevention programs. 

“Our Hybrid World,” presented by Brene Duggins, of North Carolina, provides educators with numerous ways to reach their communities, taking advantage of the many digital tools to reach people with critical life-saving education and resources.  This interactive workshop will provide new tools, strategies, and tips for success to support community educators in their quest to reach all members of the community in the best possible way.

Since 2017, the Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) program has been part of NFPA’s Conference & Expo experience, providing tailored professional development for the needs of Fire & Life Safety, Injury Prevention, Public Health, and related education professionals. This program provides up to 10 hours of continuing education credit for both live and on demand access.  Participants have access to the program for a year, and can do the workshops, and get their CEU’s at their convenience.  Learn more about the program at

Registration for SOPE is now open and features a special 2 for 1 offer now until August 31st.  Select 2 tickets, use code EARLYBIRD125, pay the single ticket fee of $98.00 and receive a link to give that second ticket to whomever you want.  Register now, pick favorites later!

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Andrea Vastis
Senior Director, Public Education, public health promotion & education professional passionate about eliminating disparities in access, education and resources.

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