Many fire departments have created their own fire safety education materials and programs. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) offers an on-line collection of materials created by fire departments throughout the United States to help fire safety educators access materials. An item listed in the collection might inspire a fire department to adapt materials to meet specific needs and, best of all, educators have access to proven, effective tools that can be put to use in their community right away.
The Prevention and Public Education Exchange categorizes the materials by topic from autism to winter safety. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is working with USFA in gathering materials to include in the Prevention and Public Education Exchange. NVFC is particularly interested in collecting successful prevention and life safety materials from volunteer departments. While NVFC is interested in materials from volunteer fire departments, USFA is collecting materials from all fire departments. If you have programs or materials you would like to list in the exchange, guidelines are available to help you as well as a submission form. You can find more information on the project on the Prevention and Public Education Exchange or NVFC.