THE PUB-ED SHED
Laura King, NFPA Canada
Every fire department is expected to promote fire and life safety. But how do you run programs and fire-safety campaigns with few resources and little funding? In this, fun, interactive session, NFPA’s Laura King focuses on free resources and programs for rural departments (urban folks are welcome too!), explains how to target your messaging to specific audiences, and works with participants to navigate NFPA’s abundance of web-based resources (did we mention that they’re free?). Come prepared to participate, and leave armed with a public-education tool kit your whole department can use. This program is for firefighters, chiefs and everyone in between!
Laura King is the NFPA’s public-education representative for Canada, helping departments build fire- and life-safety programs.
Laura was a journalist for more than 30 years and worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers across Canada. Laura began her career on the police-fire beat at the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, chasing fire trucks on the night-shift! She was editor of Fire Fighting in Canada and Canadian Firefighter magazines for 10 years before moving to NFPA in September 2017.
Laura has an honours degree in journalism, political science and public administration from Carleton University. She has a certificate in Introduction to Incident Management Systems, is a certified Road to Mental Readiness instructor, and is NFPA 1035 certified as a fire and life-safety educator.
Laura is a Cape Bretoner who (like most of the rest of them) lives away, but comes home often! She comes from a family of fire-safety advocates.