French Firefighters Federation

The French Firefighters Federation has been given the mission to raise awareness of fire safety and prevention to children by the Homeland Security Ministry in France. The firefighters have technical expertise and knowledge of fire and its risks but they do not have any media or materials geared towards children to support their fire safety awareness efforts.

Meanwhile, Private citizens in France are not permitted to enter schools to educate students. However, firefighters have been mandated by the French government to do so. Hence the collaboration between UL France, Disneyland Paris and the French Firefighters Federation was created! UL and Disney trains the firefighters through the “Train the Trainer” model and equips them with the program resources and materials to have them take the safety messages into the classrooms. The firefighters become a very important stakeholder group / key influencers to speak to children directly. The Safety Smart/Wild About Safety materials give them the chance to connect with the children of their communities, educate them in fire safety and prevention, and ultimately empower them to become safe citizens of their communities.

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