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Create a Fire Safety Program

The Fire Safety Program Toolkit takes you step-by-step through the development or enhancement of your fire safety education program to meet the specific needs of your community.

The toolkit breaks down the program development process into 5 basic steps. Additionally, a “Beyond the Basics” in each section has even more resources, strategies and tools.

Process for developing a successful program

Templates and planning guides are available to assist you with each step of the process.

Step 1:
Assess your community.
Complete the provided Community Profile Worksheet to help you focus your efforts.
Step 2:
Develop partnerships.
Invite potential partners to become part of a group that will create a plan of action for development of your program.
Step 3:
Plan and implement your program.
Planning meetings with community partners and key stakeholders will assist your team with setting its main program goals and objectives. You can then develop specific materials for your audience and create an implementation plan and timeline with the templates provided.
Step 4:
Market your program.
Use the included marketing plan tools to get the word out to your community. Your marketing plan will include details about your program and materials to help you promote it.
Step 5:
The toolkit shows you how to develop evaluation tools to assess the effectiveness of your program.

The Fire Safety Program Toolkit was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with assistance from the U.S. Fire Administration.

See also: Public Fire Education Planning: A Five-Step Process PDF