Arlington, VA (January 22, 2014) – The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) today announced a partnership that will bring fire and electrical safety messages to the center stage with live performances at 60 elementary schools across the United States.
The live performance, “The Safety Detectives in Hot Pursuit” is presented to schools free of charge and aligns with educational standards to teach children about important fire and electrical safety concepts in an interactive manner. Student workbooks, teacher guides and classroom posters are also provided to reinforce important safety messages highlighted in the performance.
“ESFI prides itself in its ability to deliver safety messages to schools, and we are thrilled that our educational platform is being brought to the stage for the first time,” said ESFI President Brett Brenner. “We applaud NTC for bringing our concepts to life in an entertaining format that will resonate with children and instill life-saving lessons that children will take home to their families.”
The program was made possible through funding by a 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“All NTC programs are based on storytelling and ‘The Safety Detectives in Hot Pursuit’ not only engages the audience, but educates them about fire and electrical safety,” said NTC President and Founder, Ward Eames. “We look forward to sharing this performance with students across the country.”
The dates and markets for “The Safety Detectives in Hot Pursuit” include:
- January 27 through January 31: Atlanta
- February 3 through February 7: Birmingham, Ala.
- February 10 through February 14: Nashville, Tenn.
- February 17 through February 21: Washington, D.C.
- February 24 through February 28: Philadelphia
- March 3 through March 7: Pittsburgh
About The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of the electrical hazards around us at home, work, school, and play. ESFI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. For more information about ESFI and electrical safety, visit www.esfi.org.
About The National Theatre for Children (NTC)
In 1978, NTC dedicated itself to delivering entertaining and highly educational programs to positively motivate families, students and educators throughout the United States. We inspire young people – and their families – to explore important and timely curricular subjects including: wise energy use, STEM, financial literacy, health and nutrition and environmental literacy, among others. Originally focused on delivering its programs via live theatre, NTC is now an educational content provider whose repertoire includes print curriculum, digital classroom games and multiplatform educational media. We have developed the art of teaching through educational theatre into a science of its own, and are currently the largest in-school touring educational production company in the world: www.ntccorporate.com