July 28, 2023 – The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) was among eight recipients to receive the Safe Kids Champion for Children Award at the Safe Kids Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon) on Monday in National Harbor, MD. The award honors individuals, businesses, government agencies, and organizations that have made a significant impact in the field of child injury prevention.
“We all want a world where every child has a chance to grow up to become whatever they can imagine,” said Torine Creppy, president of Safe Kids Worldwide. “We are proud to honor these exceptional leaders for their passion and commitment to making a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.”
Safe Kids Worldwide® is a nonprofit organization that works to protect kids from preventable injuries, the number-one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids collaborates with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S., in addition to partners in more than 30 countries around the globe, to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings, and more. Every two years, Safe Kids Worldwide honors members of the child injury prevention community for their commitment to keeping kids safe.
NFPA has worked with Safe Kids for many years in a shared effort to make children and their families safer from fire. Most recently, NFPA has hosted a series of webinars and other events to help educate Safe Kids coalition leaders about effective ways to better educate communities about home fire safety, equipping them with essential tools and knowledge to maximize their efforts.
“NFPA remains dedicated to working with Safe Kids to further reduce children’s risk to fires and burns,” said Andrea Vastis, senior director of public education at NFPA. “We are so honored to receive this award, which serves as a testament to our shared goals and efforts.”