(WTNH)- October is National Fire Prevention Month and it’s the perfect time to freshen up on fire safety education. BIC Corporation, the leading manufacturer of personal lighters, teamed up with Dr. Robert Cole of Fireproof Children, to create an educational program for children called play safe! be safe!® The multimedia fire safety program provides parents, educators, and daycare providers with the tools and resources they needs to teach fire safety to preschool-aged children. Molly Clifford, Executive Director of Community Health Strategies, talks about the campaign and how it works. The program consists of in-person workshops for educators, a robust kit of educational tools, and an interactive website with educational games and activities to teach children the importance of fire safety and prevention. Since the program’s introduction, more than 115,575 kits have been distributed across the U.S. and Canada and over 205 workshops have been conducted in all U.S. states, Puerto Rico and every Canadian province.
BIC created a play safe! be safe! Fire Safety Education Patch Program for Girl Scouts, which began in Connecticut this year and is being introduces nationwide at the convention this weekend. The patch program will ensure all participants understand the importance of fire safety and prevention. BIC, located in Shelton, CT, worked on the program with Fireproof Children and the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.