From The Tribune Staff Reports
TRUSSVILLE — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Nicki Kearley are teaming up with the Trussville Fire Department to support fire prevention and safety education for young children.
State Farm agents deliver Fire Prevention Educational Kits to hundreds of fire departments and schools across the country, including the Trussville Fire Department. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” and focuses on recognizing the different sounds and alerts that safety devices make when there is a fire or carbon monoxide hazard. Knowing the unique noises, the alarm makes – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – means it is time to take action.
Each kit includes a banner, posters, brochure for adults, kid’s activity books, stickers, magnets, and more, with over 600 items per kit.
“These materials capture the attention of young audiences in a fun but educational way,” State Farm Agent Nicki Kearley said. “Many fires are preventable, and we want to ensure our local families know how not only to avoid starting fires but what to do in case one does happen. And it begins with knowing the sounds of fire safety.”
Parents and educators looking for resources online can visit the NFPA Sparky site. This site offers educational videos, activities, games, and more.
“At State Farm, our mission is to help build safer, stronger, better-educated communities,” said Nicki. “By partnering with the Trussville Fire Department, we are doing that.”