The Arizona Fire and Burn Educators Association is proud to welcome you to our website.  We hope this will provide a resource for educators and families to find injury prevention materials to help make our communities safer.  Be sure to check out the calendar which highlights members’ activities, as well as training opportunities at the National Fire Academy and closer to home in the Southwest.

It’s Time!  Sign up for the Risk Reduction Through Characterization Camp!

Great News! Registration is now open for the 2015 Risk Reduction Through Characterization Camp.  Check it out here!

And if you are intersted in being an instructor, contact Stacey at afbeacamp@afbea.org

Our specialty is creative ways to present public education and risk reduction programs, through characterization, puppetry, song and music, and some entertainment. These methods can be used for all ages with all messages. Come share at this year’s camp! See you there!

NFPA Button Links to Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Smoke_Tip_Button_alarm_120x240Here is an NFPA engagement opportunity for you! NFPA is committed to educating residents on the importance of working smoke alarms. To help get this message out in your area, NFPA created a button for you to place on your website and connect to NFPA’s smoke alarm safety tip sheet.  I have attached the button and the link you should use is below.


It’s simple! Once you have uploaded the button and link on your city or department/district website, contact us.  We want NFPA to know Arizona is dedicated to the safety of their residents by promoting working smoke alarms!

Hoarding Issue Gains Attention as Fire Safety Problem

The latest issue of Fire Engineering Magazine features an article about the dangers of hoarder fires. Writer Ryan Pennington points out that an often overlooked danger to firefighters is tackling the overhaul phase. After a fire has been knocked down, he says, research shows that many firefighters overexert themselves and are unaware of the dangers. Sifting through pounds of collected material can lead to respiratory problems, broken limbs, pulled backs, and even death. Hoarding InfoHe says that the overhaul phase can become more manageable with increased on-the-scene staffing, heavy machinery, and shorter work phases.

NFPA has a free guide about hoarding and issues for the fire service to be aware of. The document covers what members of the fire service can do when they become aware of a hoarding situation, how to talk to someone about hoarding, and some of the risks hoarding poses to the fire service. More information on the topic is available on the Hoarding and Fire Safety page on the NFPA website.