Fire Prevention

We show people how to protect themselves

We show people how to protect themselves

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Despite all the difficulties we are going through, from the beginning of October we are launching our 15th Fire Prevention Week, which, on this occasion and due to current circumstances, will be held in a digital format.

Educating people about fire risks and offering basic training on how to act in the event of a fire is the objective of this awareness program which wants to make our homes, schools and workplaces safer.

We cannot forget that every year, thousands of people are victims of fire >in or close to their own homes. And that is why, despite the current pandemic situation, we have considered it essential to maintain this prevention program, which this time will be in a digital format, to adapt to new circumstances and scenarios.

This program is aimed at the general population, especially the most vulnerable, and, in a very specific way, the very young. In order to influence the need for fire prevention and to publicize the main principles of self-protection, we have developed a series of webinars, aimed at schools and their students, in which local firefighters will spread prevention messages to teach them how to avoid risky situations or how to behave in them.Working with us, children will learn about fires, how they can get out of control, the preventive measures to take and what to do if a fire cannot be prevented.

This initiative by Fundación MAPFRE together with Spanish Professional Firefighters’ Association (APTB) and in partnership with local Fire Prevention and Extinguisher Services, after fifteen consecutive years, has established itself as world leader in fire prevention and fire safety campaigns.

Thanks to this new digital version, we will reach further than in other years, allowing schoolchildren access to our training so that they will be able to transform their homes into safer places for themselves and their families.

If you want your students from 3rd to 6th grade in your school to learn how to prevent fire and how to act in the event of fire, send a request this via this email: