Methods of Enhancing Safety Education (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends) W0344

Delivery type 2-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the vocational certificate category or lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire administration, fire prevention, fire science, or political science.
CEU’s 1.2
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 112 KB,

Training Specialist

Mary Marchone

Course description

This two-day course is designed for those who coordinate or assist their organization in public education. The course does not teach people how to deliver safety programs; rather, it supports efforts to enhance safety education in their organizations and in their communities. Content is ideal for students from smaller or volunteer organizations who wish to enhance their public education and prevention efforts. Students will outline ideas and plans that they would like to apply when they return home. Students who take this two-day program will be able to determine if public education is valued in their organizations and in their communities. Course content emphasizes three simple methods for establishing "roots" in public fire and life safety education:

• Personal commitment to public education.

• Determining and improving the organization's role in public education.

• Enhancing programs through greater community support.

Selection criteria

• Those who serve on local or state prevention or public education committees.

• Fire suppression personnel or volunteer firefighters who coordinate public education.

• Volunteer firefighters who wear many "hats," including public education.

• Emergency Medical Services personnel who coordinate programs such as basic life support.

• Community volunteers wishing to enhance fire and life safety efforts.

• Local schoolteachers who teach safety topics.

• Citizens who desire a more active role in safety education.

• Community health educators.

• Part-time or full-time public fire educators.


Post-course requirements None