Step Up and Stand Out

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Firehouse  Kidde
 International Association of Fire Chiefs  National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
IAFC Volunteer & Combination Officers Section

NFPA has teamed up with Firehouse, Kidde, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section to support the Step Up and Stand Out campaign. NFPA encourages volunteer fire departments to engage their community by conducting fire safety events. Events could include a fire station open house, school visit, targeted presentations to older adults, library events and more. NFPA offers free materials to help make your event a success.

NFPA support materials are easy-to-access! Just click on the link and download the resources you need for your community event.

Community Tool Kits 
Tools to help you get the word out about specific topic areas. Topics include smoke alarms, escape planning, electrical safety, cooking safety, heating safety, home fire sprinklers, carbon monoxide alarms and disaster preparedness.

Educational Messaging  
The Education Messages Desk Reference provides messaging approved by NFPA.

Fire Prevention Week
Everything you need for a successful Fire Prevention Week campaign. includes free materials to spread the campaign messaging and the best materials for sale to support your activities.

Fire Station Open House   
Invite residents to the fire station. Learn important tips for a successful open house.

Fire Station Open House Activities for Adults   
Take a look at some of the ideas for activities to reach adults of all ages.

Fire Station Open House Activities for Kids    
Make your open house an interactive experience by creating a few learning stations. Select a few from out list of fun activities.

Learn Not to Burn® Curriculum  
A fire-safety curriculum for children grades Pre-K through grade 1. Grade 2 is slated for availability at the end of 2016.

Lesson Plans  
Ready-to-use lessons plans for community presentations. Ten, thirty and sixty-minute lessons on cooking, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and calling 9-1-1 from a mobile phone. New lessons are added throughout the year.

Remembering When 
The NFPA Fire and Fall Prevention Program for older adults

Regional Education Specialists
Three NFPA staff members to help strategize your public education efforts.

Safety Source  
The monthly e-newsletter on the latest information and happening in the NFPA public education division.

Safety Tips Sheets  
Free safety tip sheets on a variety of topics. The tip sheets are customizable with fire department contact information.

Smoke Alarm Installation Guide   
Step by step instructions for organizing and implementing a smoke alarm installation program.

Social Media Messages 
Ready to use posts to spread the word about fire safety.

The award winning website helps kids explore and learn about fire safety in a safe and interactive environment.

Sparky® School House    
Music videos, apps, e-book, and lesson plans for Pre-K through grade 5.

Everything you need to address wildfire safety in your community

NFPA offers a wide variety of resources to support your community outreach activities. We know you have a choice when purchasing materials and hope you consider NFPA. Visit our catalog.   

Step Up and Stand Out Communications Toolkit (docx) provided by: Kidde.

Regional Education Specialists

NFPA has three full-time regional education specialists to support fire and life safety education throughout the United States.

Western Region
Jeff Donahue

Central/Mid-Atlantic Region
Meredith Hawes

New England/Southern Region
Kelly Ransdell

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