The FPA has developed a pilot program designed
to assist small rural churches to educate and inform persons
within underserved constituencies who are most vulnerable to
Families in rural church congregations
trust and know their minister as having their best interest
at heart. While a minister’s
first task is to save souls, FPA is asking clergy to help save
lives by sharing fire prevention information.
Most people who die in home fires live in rural
areas, and most often are low-income children, minorities,
and the elderly.
Churches are often best suited to reach these groups
within a given community, and often find persons from these
high-risk groups within their own congregations.
FPA provides downloadable materials including a fire prevention checklist and poster for the church bulletin board.
Ministers who are interested in participating
in this program are invited to call
Click on these links to explore the components of the Rural
Poster for Churches [PDF]
Request Card for
Fire Prevention Kits [PDF]