who we are?NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION COUNCIL
NFPC is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the improvement of fire prevention through education. While our partnerships include fire departments, businesses, community based organizations and indiviuals, our primary focus is to work directly with local fire departments desiring to establish a strong public educational program within their community.
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largest home fire safety campaign in US history!
My Place is Fire Safe2013 National Home Fire Safety Campaign
Each year in the United States, an average of 2,500 children and adults lose their lives as a direct result of residential fires, with another 13,000 injured. On average, someone dies in a fire every 169 minutes, and someone will be injured every 30 minutes. These statistics, combined with the fact that many residential fire-related deaths remain preventable, are the driving forces behind this campaign.
While the number of fatalities and injuries caused by residential fires has continued to decline over the past several decades, many residential fire-related deaths remain preventable and continue to pose a significant public health problem.
The campaign’s objective is to encourage participants to become active in fire-safe practices and behaviors, including the importance of designing a fire escape plan, practicing fire safety as a family, testing and maintaining smoke alarms, ways to reduce potential fire hazards within the home, safe cooking practices and more.
100,000 schools, 20 million students, 15 million homes
For more information on the campaign and to learn how you can support the program in your community, click HERE.
FIRE DEPARTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FDAP)
Through the Fire Department Assistance Program, NFPC supports local fire departments throughout the United States by providing educational resources and curriculum. Only fire department personnel and FLSE officers are eligable to apply. This program is not offered to schools or other government agencies at this time.
For additional information on this program, or to submit an application, please click here. There is no cost to apply.
Add "PEP" to Any Pub Ed Program
While still in the evaluation phase, this "Pub Ed in a Box" solution tested with great success at the community level, providing departments with all the tools and resources need to put on a dynamic program, either assembly style or individual classroom presentations.
If you would like additional information, or if your department would be interested in participating in the evaluation phase, please click here.
NFPC begins preperations for national campaign
October 2012- NFPC, with support from state and local agencies, begins organizational stage of its 2013 national home safety campaign, an effort to provide free fire safety curriculum to more than 100,000 elementary schools across the US.