For Immediate Release
April 14, 2015

FIRE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION EXPANDS EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Educational toolkits now available to fire safety educators in Louisiana and Massachusetts

CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 14, 2015) – The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has increased the reach of its educational toolkit program by partnering with two additional Offices of the State Fire Marshal – Louisiana and Massachusetts.

The program provides toolkits for fire safety educators to use when educating kindergarten through primary school-aged children about fire prevention and safety. Contents of kits include smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, a whiteboard to facilitate home address practice, a sprinkler head, a flameless candle, and more.

The original kits were created in 2013 in conjunction with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal. The association works with each new partner to review the materials and adjust the contents for the state’s specific needs. The updated kits include several new worksheets and material meant to encourage continued fire safety discussions at home and with neighbors.

“Fire safety educators around the country support the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s mission of saving lives and protecting property,” says Bill Vegso, President of the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association. “By partnering with State Fire Marshals, we are able to encourage collaboration and sharing of industry knowledge to ensure best-in-class education, while ultimately educating more young people.”

In total, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has provided more than 300 kits to fire safety educators in Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Images of the kit and/or PDFs of the printed materials are available upon request.

About the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association
The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60-year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design. For additional information, including videos, interactive questionnaires and training websites about fire safety and protection, visit www.femalifesafety.org or call 216-241-7333. For a complete listing of member companies, visit the Member Profiles page of the association’s website at www.femalifesafety.com/membership.html.

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