Urban Fire Education: Seattle Case Study   [open pdf - 1MB]

"A major goal of the Office of Planning and Education (OPE), U.S. Fire Administration, is to identify effective local fire education programs and strategies, and distribute information about them nationwide. Other fire personnel can then choose to apply or adapt the programs and strategies to their own localities and needs. This case study is part of OPE's information sharing effort. Specifically, the study describes the fire education programs of the Seattle Fire Department. This department's comprehensive approach to fire education focuses on arson prevention and control as well as on general fire safety. It includes four major elements: Code Red, a program that promptly delivers a fire safety message to residents in a neighborhood that has recently experienced a fire; Fire Prevention Programs, special presentations designed to meet the needs of particular businesses and groups of citizens; School and Fire Safe Education, a program that reaches all 37,000 elementary school children in Seattle each year; and Arson Prevention Activities, a variety of public education and awareness efforts that have contributed to a 44 percent reduction in arson in Seattle since 1974."

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