State Farm joins BFD to spark fire safety

Published 6:45 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Wendy Folmar are teaming up with the Brewton Fire Department to support fire prevention and safety education for young children.

State Farm agents are delivering Fire Prevention Educational Kits to hundreds of fire departments and school across the country, including Brewton Fire Department. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” and focuses on recognizing the different sounds and alerts that safety devices make when there is a fire or carbon monoxide hazard. Knowing the unique noises the alarm makes – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – means it is time to take action.

 Each kit includes a banner, posters, brochure for adults, kid’s activity books, stickers, magnets and more with over 600 items per kit.

“These materials capture the attention of young audiences in a fun, but educational way,” said State Farm Agent Wendy Folmar.  “Many fires are preventable and we want to ensure our local families know how to not only avoid starting fires, but what to do in case one does happen. And it begins with knowing the sounds of fire safety”

Parents and educators looking for resources online can visit the NFPA Sparky site.  This site offers educational videos, activities, games and more.

“At State Farm, our mission is to help build safer, stronger, better educated communities,” said Wendy.  “By partnering with Brewton Fire Department, we are doing just that in Brewton.”