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By LLR-Division of Fire & Life Safety, South Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal, Public Fire Education & Data Management Section

NASFM Public Education Programs for Web Access
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Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking

Fire Safety for Older Americans

Get Out and Stay Alive (College Dorm)

Heating and Cooking


NASFM Public Education Programs for Web Access

Freddie Fire Safety CurriculumĀ©
Freddie Fire Smart Kids - K-1st Grade Curriculum
Freddie Fire Safety Friends - 2nd - 3rd Grade Curriculum
Freddie Gets Fire Smart - 4th - 5th Grade Curriculum

The "Freddie" curriculum is a comprehensive fire safety curriculum developed to teach children in kindergarten through fifth grades important fire prevention and survival skills. The series consists of three curricula, one for kindergarten and first grades, one for second and third grades, and another for fourth and fifth grades. Participating students are learning positive fire safety behaviors that will extend into adulthood. Fire safety behaviors learned through the "Freddie" curriculum have already been attributed to saving lives. Not only do these lessons benefit now, but also behaviors learned will ultimately have a favorable long-range impact on the fire problem in South Carolina. Since the inception of the "Freddie" curriculum during the 1993-94 school year, fire deaths among elementary school aged children continue to decrease.

Public Fire Education Programs Targeted at High Risk Audiences
South Carolina State Fire Marshal's Office
141 Monticello Trail
Columbia, South Carolina

  1. Fire Safety For Older Americans: Visually Impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and Mobility Impaired
  2. South Carolina's Fire Problem: Heating and Cooking
  3. Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking: A Deadly Combination
  4. Get Out and Stay Alive - College Dorm Safety

This course is designed as a train-the-trainer program to assist fire and life safety educators in delivering public fire education programs within their community. Programs have been developed specific to South Carolina's fire problems associated with heating and cooking related fires; fires involving older citizens; fires associated with alcohol, drugs, and smoking; and college dorm safety, but can easily be adapted for use in other states. USFA materials were used as resources and supplements. A PowerPoint presentation complete with lesson plan and resource materials for each of the above targeted audiences can be downloaded.


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The National Fire Protection Association' mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

The Federal Emergency Management provides many programs, courses, and materials to support emergency preparedness and response for emergency personnel as well as the general public.

This section of FEMA contains information to help protect your family from fire. Included is information about smoke alarms, residential fire sprinklers, escape planning, consumer product recalls, fire safety tips, and what to do after a fire.

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful network of more than 12,000 chief fire and emergency officers. Our members are the world's leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search & rescue, and public safety legislation.

The Center for Disease Control The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.

Campus Firewatch is the only electronic newsletter focusing exclusively on campus fire safety. Each issue is filled with valuable information on campus fire safety, both on- and off-campus.

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.

The National Association of Fire Investigators houses the National Association of Arson Investigators.

Shriners Hospitals offer information to keep your children safe. Prevention awareness, burn prevention, lawnmower accidents, burn safety, fireplay, matches and more.

The APA was founded in 1948 with three principle aims:

  • To encourage safety in the design and use of all types of fireworks.
  • To provide industry information and support to our members.
  • To promote responsible regulation of the fireworks industry.

The International Association of Arson Investigators: fosters, supports and promotes fire prevention and arson awareness through education and training.

The National Volunteer Fire Council: serves as the voice of the volunteer fire service providing information on legislation, standards, and regulatory issues for volunteer firefighters, EMS and rescue services.

The Home Safety Council Expert Network: provides high quality home injury prevention materials including free videos, handouts, and activities. Be the first to receive the field-tested national Fire Safety Literacy Project materials and much more.







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