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    Default Need Help Spending $$$$$$

    I recently received a FireAct Fire Prevention Grant and need some help spending the grant money in the following 2 areas:

    Public Education Training Materials (for firefighters)
    Interactive FireSafety Software

    If you have any materials in this area please let me know how you use them, how you like them and where you got them, as well as cost.

    Thanks in advance.


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    I recently received a FireAct Fire Prevention Grant and need some help spending the grant money in the following 2 areas:
    Public Education Training Materials (for firefighters)
    Interactive FireSafety Software

    That is awesome. Congratulations on the grant!!

    You've actually just given me food for thought on how to conclude the paper I am doing.

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    http://www.theideabank.com/

    http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson026.shtml

    http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp...ookie%5Ftest=1

    http://www.nsc.ie/FireSafety/

    http://www.kiddeus.com/teachers.shtml

    Depending on what you asked for in your grant, a Hazard House is a great tool. I helped acquire a NY state grant for a joint venture with the Suffolk County Fire Safety Educator's and the Suffolk County Firefighter's Burn Fund and it's getting A LOT of positive feedback.
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    Thanks for the links Diane. I already have the new "Go For Safety" CD from The Idea Bank on my list and a few other resources but I have $600 to spend in this area and surprisingly have found very little in terms of interactive public education programming for kids.

    Having the same kind of problems finding training resources for orienting firefighters into public education. Have checked with most of the major suppliers, and quite honestly there is very little out there for pub ed training, which disappoints me. Have had some success finding some juvenile firsetting resources, but unfortunatly our chief does not want to get heavily into that because of perceieved liability issues (which I disagree with ... but he is the chief), so I don't want to spend too heavy in that area.

    The grant is for a robot (alrady picted out), portable laptop and projection system, text reference materails, training materials and interactive program materials. I overpriced the robot enough so I'll probably be able to purchase a small trailer for the robot as well, which falls within the scope of the grant, so that's allowed.

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    In NY, there's a Pub-Ed conference every May at the State Fire Academy -- this year's is this weekend. Something to think about for next year, though. People come down from Canada, so it's not just based on NY.

    There's a also a Fire Safety Educator's group in Massachusetts -- this link has resources that may be what you are looking for:

    http://www.mass.gov/dfs/osfm/pubed/resources/index.htm

    Most of the "train the trainer" stuff I've come across is based on what individual dept's do. In Suffolk County, there is a course offered periodically that's associated with the Suffolk County Fire Safety Educator's Association I mentioned. Any info we got from the class was from other resources. There was no "official book" so to speak.
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