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  • Another Resource for your Fire and Life Safety Education Toolbox

    By Dayna Hilton - Sunday December 18, 2011
    One of the things that I enjoy doing when I have some down time, is to surf the web to find resources to assist the fire safety dogs and I with our fire safety programming. This morning, I stumbled upon videos made with Rob Neale, Deputy...
  • New Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Video Released by FEMA

    By Dayna Hilton - Tuesday December 13, 2011
    I don't know about you, but nothing makes me happier when I realize that the application period for the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants is near. According to an email blast from FEMA that was just sent out, it's anticipated that the application...
  • Fire Safety Tip for Educators

    By Dayna Hilton - Tuesday December 6, 2011
    When doing some research to share some winter safety tips from the United States Fire Administration, I was a bit surprised to find that they were collaborating with NFPA.  Their Put a Freeze on Winter Fires page has some great resources for...
  • Reaching the Masses with Social Media

    By Dayna Hilton - Friday November 4, 2011
    One of the most exciting things about technology is that you can reach more people faster with the fire safety message. In one of my previous posts , I shared how exciting it was that Facebook was opening up doors.   About a year ago, I started playing...
  • Reaching the Masses with Social Media

    By Dayna Hilton - Thursday November 3, 2011
    One of the most exciting things about technology is that you can reach more people faster with the fire safety message. In one of my previous posts , I shared how exciting it was that Facebook was opening up doors.   About a year ago, I started...
  • Resource for Earthquake and Hurricane Preparedness for Educators

    By Dayna Hilton - Thursday August 25, 2011
    As educators, we are constantly looking for resources to help those in our community. With the threat of an impending hurricane upon the east coast and those not familiar with earthquake preparedness, I wanted to share some resources from my favorite site...
  • Wednesday Safety Chat

    By Dayna Hilton - Wednesday August 17, 2011
    Hope everyone has survived the summer. Arkansas experienced over 28 days of 100 degree heat or more and it is just now getting a bit cooler, thank goodness.   On the Playing it Safe blog , I enjoy sharing sites that provide resources at no...
  • Friday Safety Chat

    By Dayna Hilton - Saturday June 4, 2011
    This time of year the National Fire Protection Association announces its Fire Prevention Week theme. The theme this year is, “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” Whether you are a seasoned fire safety educator or brand new to...
  • Setting your Fire Safety Programming Goals

    By Dayna Hilton - Monday May 23, 2011
    After learning the basics of fire safety some years ago and dedicating my life to helping save lives, I sat down to put my future goals as an educator onto paper.  Two of those goals were to share fire prevention in a fun and educationally sound way...
  • A Visit with Raymond Nance from the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office

    By Dayna Hilton - Monday May 16, 2011
    This evening I had the pleasure of visiting with Raymond Nance, Deputy Fire Marshal for the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office. Ray and I have known each other for a few years, and I learned a couple of days ago that he utilized a ventriloquist dummy...