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Fire Safety Films: Spreading the Message of Fire Safety

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Since fire safety is a major cause of concern throughout the world, media and communications agencies have brought out films to promote the concept of fire safety. These films often grab the attention of viewers and disseminate the message of fire safety. These films have great educational value, as they educate about fire safety situations in a creative and informative way.

The National Fire Prevention Association brings out various fire and life safety related educational messages through its public education division. NFPA is a major distributor of film and video programs designed to serve the training and information needs of the fire service, business, education, industry, and health care sectors. NFPA films receive top honors in film festivals because of their great content.

The broad range of topics that these films address include – school-based education; workplace safety; hazard awareness training; emergency responder training; and code application. Fire Prevention Canada has also brought out a selection of videos covering a large number of different fire safety subjects. Some notable fire safety films by Fire Prevention Canada include, Babysitter Video, Family Fire Safety Video, and Fire in the Workplace Video.

In addition, the UK government has released a film on fire safety. This is a dramatic public information film addressing the issue of fire and explosion accidents. This fire safety film, 12 Days to Christmas, reminds people to be extra careful during the Christmas holidays. People are 50% more likely to die in an accidental house fire during the Christmas period than at any other time of the year.

The film is a serious reminder that many of the things we enjoy about Christmas, such as the fairy lights, candles, paper hats and decorations, can all be fire hazards and thus proper care should be taken to avoid such accidents. The film also educates about the possible precautions that one should take to avoid such occurrences.

If the people use these fire safety films in the right perspective and take necessary precautions, many fire accidents can be avoided. This can also help is reducing subsequent fire and explosion litigation.