Free Fire Safety Pictograph Webinar

Fire Prevention & Safety - April 25, 2018

Fire Safety Pictographs - Images that Teach in Any Language

May 10, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

Did you know that more than 30 million adults in the U.S. can't read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level? Besides the literacy barriers, many cities have a wide range of languages spoken in their communities. How do we effectively deliver fire safety messages to people in any language and from diverse cultural backgrounds?

You are invited to join the seventh webinar in U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) Fire is Everyone's Fight Webinar Series. In this webinar, we will showcase the latest additions to the USFA pictograph library at Each pictograph was developed to graphically convey key messages such as testing your smoke alarm each month and practicing your home escape plan.

This webinar will also address the in-depth testing done to ensure the messages are understood and effective. Plus, we will highlight how USFA's pictographs are already being used in the field by fire safety educators.

Attendance is limited so register for the webinar today!

FEMA National Level Mid-Atlantic Hurricane Exercise

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting a National Level Mid-Atlantic Hurricane exercise between April 30 and May 11, 2018. You can find more information about the exercise and key preparedness information for the hurricane hazard for citizens, voluntary, community, and faith based organizations at the links below. Please share the information in your communities.