NASFM Commissions Children's Book
'Children Are No Match For Fire' talks about the dangers of matches, lighters, candles, sparklers, and grills. Do your children practice Stop, Drop, and Roll?
Do you have an escape route planned from your home? What about a meeting place?
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has long been concerned with the statistics that show the large number of fires started by juveniles. With grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice, NASFM commissioned a fire safety/prevention book for children ages 3-6.
The book is called CHILDREN ARE NO MATCH FOR FIRE. Many of you may have seen the book at the NASFM Annual Conferences in 2006 and 2007. After more than 2 years of work, the 9x9 hardcover book with dust jacket and 32 colorful pages of illustrations is now available for order.
Order a Copy Today!
Retail price for the book is $10 per copy, plus $2 shipping per book. Special shipping prices on multi-copy orders and on bulk orders apply and will be provided when placing an order. Also, a special rate applies for State Fire Marshals - so be sure to inquire!
Orders can be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (307) 433-8078.
Public Education Resource
Those wishing to purchase the books for Kindergarten classes, fire departments, or libraries may want to consider placing their orders early so that the books could be distributed before the end of the school year. The book addresses several safety issues, including children playing with sparklers during the 4th of July holiday. We recommend that the book be used in elementary school classes, fire departments, and libraries since it helps educate children and their parents.
If you have had the BIC - Play Safe, Be Safe program in your state, these books are a good complement to and continuation of that training. The book has been reviewed by professionals, including those involved in juvenile firesetter intervention, and has been tested in several schools. It has been well received and will be a good teaching aid for fire department educators and teachers during Fire Prevention Week.
All profits from NASFM's sale of the book will go to NASFM's Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Programs. Fire departments can also use local sales of the book to support their juvenile firesetter intervention and educational efforts. For example, a fire department might sell the books as a fund raiser in their town to raise money for a smoke trailer that teaches children how to crawl low under smoke, or to buy smoke alarms.
A Synopsis of the Story
John and Jodie are twins who are turning five years old on July 4th. They attend a class at their local fire department, where Patches, the department's Dalmatian, shows them his version of Stop, Drop, and Roll.
The twins are eager to share what they have learned with their parents, and want to practice the things Chief Foley had suggested.
Little did they know how important the training was going to be to their friend Kim. John and Jodie have a birthday they will never forget. John becomes a hero, and receives an award for his quick action.
Read CHILDREN ARE NO MATCH FOR FIRE, and reward your young learners with a certificate bearing their name. Continue the fun with the educational web sites listed in the back of the book.
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