Fire Prevention and Life Safety Education Best Practices

FASNY proudly recognizes fire prevention and life safety educators who take on a special commitment to keeping their communities safe. Each year, FASNY honors these exemplary individuals with Teacher and Educator of the Year awards.

This page collects their best practices in the form of curriculum and other documents intended to inspire the next great educators in communities across New York State.

See these resources below and learn more about the awards program here.


Mahopac High School Basic EMT Course

Courtesy of 2016 Teacher of the Year Michael Revenson


Download sample schedule

Download sample course objectives

Watch instructional videos used in the course

Safety Tip:
  • Change batteries in smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detectors when you change the time on your clock.
  • Observe all safety precautions for outdoor burning as wildfire season begins in the spring. DO NOT burn anything outside until you check with your local Codes Inspector, Fire Chief or Forest Ranger.
  • With Spring comes the increase usage of power equipment. Follow safety precautions for all equipment and especially USE CAUTION with gasoline, oil and chemicals.
  • Check smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detector batteries monthly.
  • When using electric heaters do not run cords under rugs.
  • Do not use any heater to dry clothes.
  • When using electric heater and a circuit breaker trips or a fuse blows stop using heater and have it checked by a professional.
  • Use fireplace screen in front of fireplaces to prevent sparks from flying out.
  • Use only seasoned wood in fireplaces or wood stoves & have them inspected by a professional regularly.
  • Make sure any fire in fireplace or wood stove is out before leaving house or going to bed.
calendarFor the senior citizens in your community, the FASNY Fire Safety Booklet for older adults is the perfect handout. The booklet provides important information and safety tips specific to seniors.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2017 Fire Safety Educator of the Year.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2017 Teacher of the Year.