NFPA’s New Children’s Videos Highlight Family Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk
December 1, 2014
Messaging centers on wildfire safety and mitigation
Three new children’s videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are now available on its wildfire “information for youth and families” webpage. The videos, “Sparky’s Wildfire Safety Home Projects for Kids and Parents,” “Sparky’s Neighborhood Wildfire Safety Tips for Families,” and “Sparky and NFPA’s Wildfire Safety Checklist” feature NFPA’s spokesdog, Sparky the Fire Dog®, who teaches young children the importance of wildfire safety. Each video provides a fun, easy way parents and children can work together to help reduce the risk of wildfire damage to their homes and around their neighborhoods.
In “Sparky’s Wildfire Safety Home Projects for Kids and Parents,” Sparky highlights the dangers of wildfires and offers simple tasks everyone can do around the home like cleaning dead vegetation from under a deck or porch and watering plants, trees, and mulch regularly, to help reduce wildfire risk. In the second video, “Sparky’s Neighborhood Wildfire Safety Tips for Families,” Sparky encourages neighbors to work together on projects that can reduce wildfire risk in their area. In “Sparky and NFPA’s Wildfire Safety Checklist,” the third video in this series, Sparky points to a list of ideas to help families get started on wildfire mitigation projects.
Sparky’s Wildfire Safety Home Projects for Kids and Parents – Sparky the Fire Dog suggests some easy projects kids can do with their parents to help keep their homes safer from wildfire.
Sparky’s Neighborhood Wildfire Safety Tips for Families – Sparky the Fire Dog shares some simple steps that kids can do with their parents and friends to help keep their neighborhood safer from wildfire.
Sparky and NFPA’s Wildfire Safety Checklist – Sparky the Fire Dog highlights NFPA’s wildfire safety checklist filled with simple projects kids and parents can do around their home to reduce the risk of damage from wildfire.
The videos complement other youth-related wildfire information including interactive games, quizzes, and artwork, and teaching materials. For more information, visit the NFPA’s wildfire “information for youth and families” webpage.
About Sparky the Fire Dog®
Sparky the Fire Dog was created for the NFPA in 1951 and has been the organization’s official mascot and spokesdog ever since. He is a widely recognized fire safety icon that is beloved by children and adults alike. In addition to connecting with the public through educational programs, he has a very active web site, sparky.org, which allows kids to explore and learn about fire safety in a safe, interactive environment. Sparky the Fire Dog® is a registered trademark of NFPA.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.