Our 22nd Annual Fire Safety Newspapers in Education Program has arrived!
The Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation is proud to again partner with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in producing our 22nd Annual Fire Safety Newspapers in Education Program. This program helps save lives and property. In fact, fire deaths have been cut in half and deaths among children 14 years and younger have been reduced by more than 80% over the last 30 years. We need your help, there is still more work we can do to create a fire-safe and burn-free Wisconsin. Please consider utilizing this program in your classrooms by ordering print copies for your school, fire department, or community organization. We still have print copies that we can send you or you can pick up if you’d like!
Our Fire Safety Newspapers in Education Program is also available digitally on our website under our Fire Safety and Fire Prevention tab. This lifesaving educational newspaper is useful for kids of all ages. We are opening this year’s program to anyone that can utilize it. In the past, we have worked with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on certification to meet state health and relate to state science curriculum standards for 4th – 8th grade students. This year our program is recommended for use in public schools by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a course of study to prevent fires. We are able to offer this program free of charge thanks to the generous support of people and organizations that share our mission, vision, and values to create a fire-safe and burn-free Wisconsin through education.
This 16-page publication features life-saving lessons about fire safety, the science of fire, and burn prevention to save lives, reduce injuries, and save property. The content for this newspaper is produced with help from subject matter experts and will provide impactful and engaging lessons to all readers. With the energy of Wisconsin’s talented educators, fire service professionals, and community leaders this information gives our children the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves, their friends, and their families from fire and burns.
As part of this year’s Fire Safety Newspapers in Education Program, we are happy to provide the following:
• FREE digital and print copies for your school, fire department, and community organization.
• Interactive classroom, online, and take-home activities.
• More than $5,000.00 in teacher essay and student poster contest awards.
This program has been internationally recognized for educating students and their families to prevent disaster in their lives due to fire. Please consider utilizing this information to help save lives and ensure the continued success of this year’s program by distributing the newspapers, utilizing the material with your other fire safety efforts, and by sending it home with people to share with their households. Thank you for your time, consideration, and commitment to fire safety.
Yours in fire safety,
Michael J. Wos, Executive Director
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation
Mahlon Mitchell, President
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin
Timothy Bantes, President
WI State Fire Chiefs Association
Todd Blaser, President
WI State Firefighters Association
Jeff Pollard, President
WI State Fire Inspectors Assoc.
Jim Austad, President
WI Society of Fire and Emergency Service Instructors
Bradley A. Johnson, P.E., Section Chief
WI Dept. of Safety and Prof. Services
Lisa A. Wilson, State Fire Marshall
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Angela White, Education Director
WI Tech. College System – Fire Training