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Public Educator's Newsletter

The Public Educator's Newsletter is a monthly publication with updates and news from the field of fire prevention education. If you would like to be on the Public Educator's Newsletter mailing list or are looking for archived copies of the newsletter, contact Amanda Swenson, Fire and Life Safety Educator, at


May Edition

  • Fire Prevention and Education Flyers
  • Free Autism Training
  • Fire Prevention in Minnesota
  • One-and-Two Family Residential Basement Fires
  • From the SFMD Facebook
  • Minnesota Fire and Injury Prevention Group
  • NFPA Launches Campaign to Increase Participation
  • New Vision 20/20 Website
  • Arson Awareness Week


April Edition

  • U. S. Fire Administration: Fire Risk in 2011 Report
  • National Fire Academy
  • Safe and Well
  • Fall Prevention Resources
  • Make Safe Happen
  • Minnesota Safety & Health Conference
  • Fire Prevention in Minnesota
  • MSFCA Public Education Committee Announces
  • Minnesota Fire and Injury Prevention Group
  • NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year
  • National Professional Development Symposium
  • Spring Weather Safety


March Edition

  • National Fire Academy - Course Vacancies
  • Minnesota Fire and Injury Prevention Group
  • Community Risk Reduction Discussion
  • State Fire Marshal Conference
  • Fire Safety Program Toolkit
  • Grant Opportunity - Fire Prevention and Safety
  • Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2010 - 2012)
  • Kindergarten Student Helps Family Escape Fire
  • WCCO Excellent Educator
  • Year of Living Less Dangerously From Wildfire

  • ​Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series
  • NFPA Updates
  • Grant Opportunity
  • The Paradigm Challenge
  • I Love to Read Month
  • Conversations in Preparedness
  • Fire Safety Program Toolkit
  • The Alarming Truth
  • Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
  • "Do 1 Thing" in February

January Edition

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Grant
  • Perri's Story
  • With Home Sprinklers Required, Fire Deaths Decline
  • The Paradigm Challenge
  • Using Lessons Learned
  • National Seasonal Preparedness
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year
  • Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant
  • NVFC Fire Prevention and Education Award 



December Edition

  • NFPA Deadline
  • Department of Publics Safety Blog
  • NFPA Children's Videos Help Reduce Wildfire Risk
  • Characteristics of Home Fire Victims
  • Designing Adult Training
  • USFA and NFPA Launch "Put a Freeze..."
  • E-Cigarette Poisonings
  • Attention Spans are Dropping
  • Safe Toys for the Holidays

November Edition 

  • What do You Need?
  • Fire and Fall Prevention in Older Adult
  • Red Cross Fire Alarm Campaign
  • Carbon Monoxide Poster Contest
  • CO Education Toolkit for Fire Departments
  • MSFCA Poster Contest
  • Fire in Minnesota
  • Training Opportunities
  • Department Highlight
  • Fire Safety Factsheets
  • State Fire Marshal Conference

October Edition

  • A New Face
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Data Driven Programs
  • Fire Prevention Resources
  • Lending Library
  • Fire Prevention Grant Opportunity