The National Center for Fire and Life Safety (NCFLS) and the NFPA has announced that a proposed 25-acre site in Pelham, Alabama was chosen to host the NFPA Heroes Experience, the first public fire and life safety education attraction of its kind in the world.
This 100,000-square-foot public nonprofit attraction will serve a wide range of audiences ranging from K-12 school groups and families, to visitors and tourists of all generations. Visitors will be immersed in authentic stories, exhibits and experiences that dramatize the importance of preventing fire and life safety measures.
According to Pelham Fire Chief Tim Honeycutt, “ We are honored and humbled to have been chosen for a project of this magnitude. What excites us the most is knowing our city will make a direct and immediate impact on Public Life Safety Education”. Honeycutt also stated “while we are excited about this project, we are saddened because the Southeastern United States was chosen due to the fact that we have the highest fire mortality rate than any other region in the country. The NFPA Heroes Experience will give the opportunity to educate the public and change the mortality rate.”
The firefighter-themed attraction will be an incredible teaching tool to the public, 100% education and 100% showmanship. The experience will be designed to education the public so they can become their own heroes and possibly save lives. This project will be a collaboration between local, state, and national organizations, emergency services professionals, and researchers.
Renderings of the building and campus are shown below. More details will be unveiled in the latter part of 2019 during a national groundbreaking ceremony. To learn how your organization can be involved you may contact https://ncfls.org