From Fire Fighting to Fire-Ed...
Teaching Kids How NOT to Become Victims of Fire!
Terri and I edited this fun video project about an important Community Issue: Fire Prevention Education for children. Great to work with Fire Prevention for a change!
We created this edit from Greg Howard´s footage from the Parksville, BC fire station, for Tracy Last at Prevention Connection International, a company which provides these great teaching kits, demonstrated in the video!
Motion Graphics: Terri Casella Video Edit / Sound Edit: Björn Ulfsson Videography: Greg Howard
Prevention Connect International!
Introducing the Fire-ED Interactive Community Direct Teaching Model that helps the fire service deliver prevention education to more people, more often, with better resources, for less money! ￼
The Scope The death or serious injury to a child, from preventable causes, has a profound impact on more than just the victim’s immediate family. The repercussions reverberate throughout the community affecting among others: family and friends; schoolmates and teachers; and the first responders who answered the call. When a preventable fire related accident claims a child, or seriously burns a child, it calls into question our ability as a community to protect the most vulnerable among us.
The Facts Fire and burns pose one of the greatest threats to a child reaching adulthood. While it’s important children not play with matches or lighters, it is far more important they learn a broad range of skills necessary to avoid becoming a victim of fire, a fire that overwhelmingly will happen in the place where they live.
Fire and injury prevention education is the key to keeping an estimated 40 children age 0-14 from dying in a fire and another 770 from being hospitalized for serious burn-related injuries each year. The majority of those deaths (75%) were due to smoke inhalation. Think about this statement for a moment: at the time that the fire first produced smoke, the child was alive. If every home had a working smoke alarm, and every child knew what to do when that smoke alarm sounded, we could effectively eliminate preventable deaths due to smoke inhalation.
The Problem Public Fire and Life Safety Educators agree that impactful prevention education can save property, lives, avoid burn- related injuries and other preventable causes that can occur in the home. Consistent delivery of impactful programming has its limitations due to; 1. Limited personnel, 2. Limited outreach, 3. Limited resources, 4. Limited budgets.
The Challenge Delivering consistent fire and life safety messaging, as often as possible, and to as many people as possible each year. Also, access to affordable, quality, teaching tools that are age appropriate and fit within their allotted time for presentation.
The Opportunity Fire-ED provides a consistent teaching tool that “plays to” the learning strength of most children ages 5-12: hands-on (tactile) learning. Fire and life safety education outreach coordinators who tap into this resource will be able to expand the delivery cadre! The Fire-ED Community Safety Facilitator Program (CSFP) is designed for adults young and old to facilitate. Firefighters, military spouses and veterans, parks and recreation staff, librarians, teachers, daycare operators, Boy and Girl Scouts, parents, caregivers and babysitters. So there you have it, the solutions to The Problem: (1) more people trained to deliver programs; (2) the ability to deliver more programs; (3) an “out of the box” solution for everyone to use; and (4) a teaching system that’s economical and portable. _______________________________________ Public fire educators who have used the Fire-ED signature teaching tool, The “Fully Involved” Home Safe System say they have not seen or used better teaching tools that actively engage children and create such an impactful atmosphere for learning: Read Testimonials ￼ ￼Teach Kids How NOT to Become Victims of Fire The Fully Involved Home Safe Teaching System Includes: Six 36” x 36” story boards; Living Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Meeting Place, Fire Station Two firetrucks, 1 large smoke prop, 1 large Fire prop, small flames, electrical currents, X’s, checks 100 cut outs (common home hazards and room décor) Carrying case and shipping box 10 CSF101 course entry codes (Community Safety Facilitator /Train the Trainer) 10 - 1 year CSF subscriptions to Fire-ED Interactive where trainers have their own “channel” to collaborate with their training team and learners 100 HSA101 course entry codes (Home Safety Ambassador age 5-12) 100 - 1 month HSA subscriptions to Fire-ED Interactive where learners take exams, receive certifications, chat with trainers and other learners