Monday, April 12, 2010

Fire Safety Programming ideas on

Recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed by where I shared some tips geared toward fire safety educators and fire departments. A few of these tips included conducting a risk assessment, low cost fire safety programming ideas, etc...
Thanks to everyone at for allowing me the opportunity to share with others! To listen to the podcast, please click HERE.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Resource for Fire Safety Educators

After two years, the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation is now a
501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation! For almost a decade, we have concentrating our fire safety efforts on children in pre- and elementary schools along with their caregivers. The Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation is a continuation Sparkles and my efforts of helping save lives, reduce injuries and decrease property loss from fire. Our goal is to develop and distribute educationally sound innovative fire safety related materials through the foundation at little or no cost to children and their caregivers, fire departments, schools and other organizations.

Visit the foundation's webpage to learn more about the wonderful work that it does to help keep children and their caregivers fire safe!

To view the press release, click HERE.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Coloring Page

Brand new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog coloring page from our good friends at the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation. Enjoy!

Click on the picture of the coloring page to download and print your coloring page.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Free Downloadable Fire Safety Activity Sheet from the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation

Click on the picture below to download a free Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Stick Puppet for your fire safety program, compliments of the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scholarship Opportunities for Fire and Life Safety Educators from NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association's Public Education Division recently announced the opening of 2010 WSCE Fire and Life Safety Scholarship and other updates. This is a wonderful opportunity to apply for potential fire safety training for your educator, funding for a fire and life safety program as well as to seek recognition for the hard work of your department's fire safety educator.

Learn more by visiting my Playing it Safe Blog on (just click on the picture above).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NFPA Announces Scholarship and Award Information

The NFPA Public Education Division announced the opening of their scholarships to their annual conference, the Rolf H Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant and Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. You may find more information HERE. Most everything is due early February so you want to act fast on these. This is a wonderful opportunity for firefighters and fire departments to apply for funding and training for their fire safety programming.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Visit with Fire and Life Safety Educator Jeni Pierce from the Lake Mary Fire Department (FL)

While on a recent trip to reveiw fire grants, I had
the good fortune of meeting Fire Inspector Jeni Pierce, the Fire and Life Safety Educator from the Lake Mary (Florida) Fire Department. Jeni's love for fire safety education, her passion for helping keep those safe in her community and her unique way in sharing the safety message, truly make Jeni an outstanding educator. What really impressed me about Jeni was the number of funding resources that she was able to obtain for her department's program. You will find some of her creative ideas for funding in a recent blog post on my Playing it Safe Blog at Learn more about Jeni and her passion for fire safety.