Fire and Life Safety Educator
Marsha P. Giesler
Based on the 2010 Edition of NFPA Standard
1035, FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR is a comprehensive and
reader-friendly guide for those responsible for public education for
the fire service.
Drawing upon the vast experience of the
author, this book goes beyond the basics: offering creative ideas
for executing educational principles, and practical suggestions for
delivering presentations to a variety of audiences.
FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR applies the most
current research in the field to everyday applications and provides
not only what to teach, but the how and why of successful program
development and delivery
- Correlates to the 2010
Edition of NFPA Standard 1035 for Fire Life
Safety Educator (FLSE) I, reflecting current
practices and trends.
- Features bonus content
explaining how to create and evaluate programs, for
those individuals who may need to conduct FLSE II or
III level activities.
- Offers valuable insight into
public education with each chapter, including "Case
Studies" reflecting personal experiences from
educators across the country, and a section titled
"What This Means for the Fire and Life Safety
- Serves as a handy reference
for initial training, as well as for practitioners,
including practical advice and creative exercises –
"Educator Tips", "Try It, It Works" – that encourage
readers to apply these tools to their own department
- Challenges readers to find
unique methods to addressing tricky situations and
address problems before they arise with a special
feature "Think About It and Make It Better."
Includes an Instructor Resources CD
containing lesson plans, PowerPoint® presentations,
Testbanks, Image Library, NFPA Correlation Grid and
electronic forms and templates for the public
1. Historic Fires and Human Behavior in
Fires/History of Injury Prevention.
2. Learning Styles.
3. Age Group Characteristics.
4. Methods and Strategies for Effective
5. High Risk Populations.
6. Fire and Life Safety Messages for
7. Holidays and Special Circumstances
and Safety Campaigns.
8. Fire Behavior and Prevention Basics.
9. Fire Department Basics.
10. Public Relations.
12. Developing Fire and Life Safety
Curricula, Objectives, Lesson Plans.
13. Evaluation; Assessment and
14. Putting It All Together
416 Pages -
8-1/2x 11 in.
About the Author:
Marsha P. Giesler has served as a fire
inspector and as the public education and public information officer
for the Downers Grove, IL Fire Department for the past nineteen
years. As a former teacher, she has brought her education experience
and expertise to the fire service. Ms. Giesler has served as a past
chairperson and member of the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association's
Fire and Life Safety Education Committee throughout her fire service
For the past fifteen years, she instructed the
Public Education module, which she wrote, for the state's Fire
Prevention Officer I class, teaching both firefighters and
civilians. Most recently, Ms. Giesler worked with the Illinois Fire
Chiefs Association to write and instruct a curriculum for the FLSE
section of the Fire Officer I and Fire Officer III classes offered
through the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and has written and
instructed the Public Education section of the Illinois Fire
Services Administrative Professional Association class for the past
She also serves on the Illinois Task Force for
the sixteen Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, representing
Initiatives numbers fourteen and fifteen. Ms. Giesler continues to
work as a program designer and practitioner in the field of FLSE,
teaching fire safety and injury prevention to pre-school through
high school students, older adults, families, and businesses in her
community. Many of her ideas have been adopted and published by the
fire service across the country, including the NFPA's Education
Ms. Giesler and the Downers Grove Fire
Department were recipients of the 1996 NFPA Learn Not to Burn®
Champion Award and returned in 1997 as mentors for the 1997
Champions. Marsha P. Giesler holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science
Degree in Organizational Management from National Louis University.
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