Methods of Enhancing Safety Education F0344

Fire Prevention: Public Education
Delivery type 2-Day Off-Campus
ACE recommendation In the vocational certificate category or lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Administration, Fire Prevention, Fire Science, or Political Science.
CEU’s 1.2
Training Specialist

Gerry Bassett
gerry.bassett@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-1094

Upcoming offerings

July 18 - 19, 2015 | November 17 - 18, 2015 | March 21 - 22, 2016 | View more

Course description

This 2-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 2-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; and

* 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.
* EMS 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.

Prerequisites

None.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
July 18 - 19, 2015 Sulphur , Louisiana

Wayne Cruse
Manager
LSU FETI
(225) 202-3722
jcruse1@lsu.edu

Course coordination plan
November 17 - 18, 2015 Shrewsbury, Missouri

Kevin Zumwalt
Associate Director
MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute
(573) 882-0892
zumwaltk@missouri.edu

Course coordination plan
March 21 - 22, 2016 Ocala, Florida

Patrick Giacobbe
Academic Instructor/State Coordinator, NFA Training Programs
Division of State Fire Marshal/Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
(352) 369-2809
patrick.giacobbe@myfloridacfo.com

Susan Schell
Training Section Manager
Division of State Fire Marshal/Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
(352) 369-2822
susan.schell@myfloridacfo.com

Course coordination plan
Post-course requirements None.
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