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YFPI/public educator newsletter 

For archived editions of the YFPI/public educator newsletter, email Kathi Osmonson​ or call her at 651-201-7220.

2018

October Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Close before you doze
  • Power strip or surge protector
  • Facts about chimney fires

September Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Look. Listen. Learn
  • YFIRES update
  • Help Mikey find his way to safety

August Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Public Education Awards
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Town/Gown fire safety

July Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Registration open for training
  • You can be the hero someone needs
  • When 9-1-1 isn't enough

June Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • YFPI program manager
  • It's a busy season for youth-set fires
  • Upcoming training

May Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Fire prevention open house
  • Protect yourself from CO wherever you are
  • New YFPI program manager

April Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Save the date: NFPA & SFMD Safety Summit
  • Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
  • New alarms landing on shelves

March Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • State Fire Marshal Conference
  • Tribal youth fire intervention
  • Pictograph webinar

February Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • 2017 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
  • Youth fire prevention intervention training
  • Spotlight on Education

January Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Vacant residential building fires.
  • Winter fire safety
  • Youth fire prevention and intervention training. ​

YFPI Articles

Youth Firesetting Behaviors

It is crucial for school professionals to understand firesetting, its implications, and impact on other students, families, and the school environment because of the dangers inherent in firesetting behavior. This article​ provides the details. 

 

Playing With Fire

This article​ reviews the deeper and often unknown aspects of children “playing” with fire.​


Youth firesetting database pilot project

This article explains Minnesota fire officials' role in a national youth firesettign database pilot project.

Sweet Summer

Learn about why summer is a time when we experience the most fires set by kids in this article.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Now is the time to start the discussion about this lifelong condition and how it may relate to firesetting. This aricle explains how.

Youth Firesetting in Minnesota

Just how big of a problem is youth firesetting in Minnesota? This article explains. 


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