NFPA'S "Learn Not to Burn " Program
Learn Not to Burn and (LNTB) are registered trade marks of the National Fire Protection Association.
In 1993, a partnership was developed between Fire Prevention Canada, the Canadian Tire Child Protection Foundation and the National Fire Protection Association to provide elementary schools across Canada with Learn Not to Burn (LNTB) Level 1 Curriculum and four resource books.
Fire Prevention Canada (FPC) is a national registered charitable organization dedicated to providing a national focus on fire prevention through education. FPC provided the initial $500,000 to Canadianize and implement the program nationally through the Fire Marshals and the Fire Commissioners. FPC has continued to underwrite the administration cost of LNTB.
LNTB was developed by the NFPA in consultation with educators, fire and burn experts and curriculum designers. The Canadian Teachers' Federation, provincial education authorities and the Fire Service endorsed the program.
The Canadian Tire Child Protection Foundation funded the program at a cost of $890,000 over a three-year period, plus provided material in English and French to all schools across Canada.
The rate of implementation of the program varies across Canada, depending on the strategies developed by the Fire Marshals, the Fire Commissioners and resources available. The program will continue to be available and has already served over 3.5 million students.
The Owen Sound Fire Department can indeed be proud of their success with the Learn Not to Burn program in the schools. To see how 6-year-old Danny Sandbrook O'Connor helped save the life of his babysitter's family.