Youth Fire Prevention Program
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research & Education Foundation selected Fireproof Children as its expert partner to develop and deliver this training, funded by a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. Train the trainer workshops were delivered in the 10 FEMA regions in 2010.
NASFM Research & Education Foundation will be exploring ways to obtain additional funding to continue these workshops. Until then, you can learn about some of the best practices and key training lessons:
NASFM Youth Fire Prevention Workshops: Opening the Window
NASFM Youth Fire Prevention Workshops: Best Practices
The one-day training was designed to:
- Mobilize community resources and build capacity to prevent and reduce youth firesetting and child fire play;
- Provide best practices for long-term sustainability of youth fire prevention at the local, regional and state levels;
- Address the most current issues, such as the dangers of toy-like lighters;
- Be highly interactive, with small and large group discussion of needs, success stories and problem solving.
- Advanced knowledge, skills and guidance to develop and maintain effective youth fire prevention, education, advocacy and intervention campaigns.
- Training and materials they can bring back to the networks in their area to create a comprehensive, coordinated community response.
- Juvenile Firesetting: A Community Guide to Prevention and Intervention in CD form, providing a comprehensive overview of children and fire. This handbook includes additional topics beyond the scope of the workshop, such as effective educational interventions, communication skills and step-by-step interviewing guide, and sample classroom lesson plans.
Read the first in a series of articles sharing lessons learned from the NASFM Youth Fire Prevention workshops.
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