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2/23/2011

ProLiteracy Launches the Keys to Safety Fire Prevention and Safety Campaign

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ProLiteracy Launches the Keys to Safety Fire Prevention and Safety Campaign

Adults with limited literacy may find it difficult to read or understand critical fire safety information. Without home fire safety and prevention education, these adults and their families are at a greater risk for loss, injury, or death due to fire.

To help decrease this risk, ProLiteracy is proud to announce the launch of the Keys to Safety Campaign, a national effort that promotes fire prevention and safety education through local adult education and literacy programs. ProLiteracy is providing free campaign materials and support to help programs organize Keys to Safety activities in their communities, independently or in collaboration with area fire departments. Free fire safety materials for teachers and tutors to use with adult learners in instructional settings are also available through Keys to Safety, including the Home Safety Council’s Home Safety Literacy Project Kit.

All ProLiteracy member organizations will receive free Keys to Safety campaign materials in the mail to mark the start of the campaign. Members may sign up for the campaign on the Keys to Safety website, or return the campaign participation form included with the printed materials. Non-members can request the free materials on the Keys to Safety website.

ProLiteracy will host several webinars to introduce the Keys to Safety materials and suggest ways to participate locally. Webinar dates are:

  • February 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. EST
  • March 10, 2011, at 2 p.m. EST
  • March 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. EST

Check out the website, drop in on a webinar, and let us know if you're on board.

For more information, visit the Keys to Safety website, proliteracy.org/keystosafety, or contact Katie Schisa, Keys to Safety project manager, at (315) 422-9121 ext. 250 or at firesafety@proliteracy.org

Keys to Safety is sponsored by ProLiteracy. The project was made possible with funding from DHS/FEMA’s Grant Program Directorate for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program—Fire Prevention and Safety Grants and assistance from the Home Safety Council and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

 

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