Fire Safety Education

Fire Safety Education

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Mission

The Mississippi Legislature created Fire Safety Education within the State Fire Marshal's Office in 2004 to reduce fire deaths in the state by developing and implementing a Fire Safety Education Program using nationally recognized standards.


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Fire Safety Education Officers

Tammy Peavy Fire Safety Education Officer

Tammy Peavy joined the Mississippi Fire Marshal’s Office in June 2007 as the Fire Safety Education Officer. Prior to joining the Fire Marshal’s Office, she worked as the Public Education Officer for Hattiesburg Fire Department for three years. She has volunteered with Tri-Community Fire Department since 1995, where she is a certified Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. There Tammy has served as secretary, treasurer, and board member and has assisted with the Fire Prevention programs. She also serves as president of the Mississippi Association of Public Fire Safety Educators.

Please direct specific inquires to:

Tammy Peavy
Fire Safety Education Officer
Mississippi Fire Marshal's Office
P.O. Box 79
Jackson, MS 39205-0079

Office: 601-359-1061
Cell: 769-798-3615
Fax: 601-359-1076
Email: tammy.peavy@mid.ms.gov

Paige Bailey Fire Safety Education Officer

Paige Bailey joined the Fire Marshal's office in April 2015. Paige comes to the Fire Marshal's Office from Bolivar County Head Start where she was a Family Services Manager for almost 17 years. She is a Cleveland native where she graduated from Delta State University. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree and is a licensed social worker. She also served as a Field Instructor for social work intern students for 15 years. She now resides in Grenada. She is a member of the Mississippi Association of Public Fire Safety Educators.

Please direct specific inquires to:

Paige Bailey
Fire and Life Safety Educator
Mississippi Fire Marshal's Office
P.O. Box 79
Jackson, MS 39205-0079

Office: 601-359-1061
Cell: 662-809-2021
Fax: 601-359-1076
Email: Paige.Bailey@mid.ms.gov

April Cuevas Fire Safety Education Officer

April Cuevas joined the Fire Marshal's office in December 2015. Before coming to the Fire Marshal's office, April worked for Magnolia Gas Inc. for 10 years. She has been in the propane field for 25 years as a business owner, secretary, and salesperson. She is from Pass Christian and graduated from Harrison Central High School. She is a member of the Mississippi Association of Public Fire Safety Educators.

Please direct specific inquires to:

April Cuevas
Fire Safety Education Officer
Mississippi Fire Marshal's Office
P.O. Box 79
Jackson, MS 39205-0079

Office: 601-359-1061
Cell: 228-297-3801
Fax: 601-359-1076
Email: April.Cuevas@mid.ms.gov

Thomas Adams Fire Safety Education Officer

Thomas joined the Mississippi Fire Marshal’s Office in January 2016 as a Fire Safety Education Officer. He joins the Office with 9 years of experience with Langford Volunteer Fire Department and held the rank of Lieutenant – Medical Training Officer for 2 of those 9 years served. During this time, Thomas was a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, Certified Instructor through the American Heart Association and a Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter through the State Fire Academy.

Please direct specific inquires to:

Thomas Adams
Fire Safety Education Officer
Mississippi Fire Marshal's Office
P.O. Box 79
Jackson, MS 39205-0079

Office: 601-359-1061
Cell: 601-899-2173
Fax: 601-359-1076
Email: Thomas.Adams@mid.ms.gov


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Guide to Fire Safety Education

The Guide to Fire Safety Education was developed by the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office to provide recommended fire safety education messages to ensure a consistent message is taught throughout the state. It is also meant to give helpful tips to the educator to ensure an effective presentation. Many of these tips are lessons learned to help you avoid the mistakes of educators before you. Those new to fire safety education as well as the seasoned fire safety educator will find this guide useful.

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Guide to Fire Safety Education (pdf)


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Burn Injury Report

As required by Miss. Code Ann. § 45-11-281, any hospital, as defined in Section 41-9-3, or any licensed facility, as defined in Section 41-23-39, that is initially responsible for the treatment of an individual for a burn injury shall notify the State Fire Marshal or his designee within twenty-four (24) hours by phone at 601-359-1061 or fax at 601-359-1076. For the purposes of this act, the term "burn injury" means a burn injury: which causes second- or third-degree burns to nine percent (9%) or more of the patient's body; which causes injury to the upper respiratory tract or laryngeal edema caused by inhaling super-heated air; or which causes death. The term "burn injury" shall not include sunburns.

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Burn Injury Report (pdf)


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Civilian Fire Casualty Report

The following form is used to report any fire where an injury or death occurred. The form may be filled electronically or manually. To fill the form electronically, type in the information and print the form; the completed form cannot be saved. To complete the form manually, print the blank form and write in the information. The completed form should be returned manually to Tammy Peavy via fax to 601-359-1076 or via postal mail to: P.O. Box 79 Jackson, MS 39205.

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Fire Department Funding

  • Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) - A program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), grants are awarded to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. Three types of grants are available: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S), and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). This Website provides a description of the three types of grants available and offers resources to help fire departments prepare and submit grant requests.
  • FM Global - Offers financial support to fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations working to combat fire in a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-fire planning for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities; fire and arson prevention and investigation; and fire prevention education and training programs.

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Firefighter Education


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Fire Safety


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Fire Safety Education

  • Buzzly Fire Safety - A fire safety program to teach preschool and elementary age children basic fire safety survival skills. Provides fire safety products and materials nationwide to fire departments for distribution to daycare centers, preschools, elementary schools, fire stations, and public libraries.
  • Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program - NFPA’s fire safety program for children ages 4-5. The lesson and song may be copied for non-commercial educational purposes. Other lessons to be posted. Full program available for purchase.
  • Mississippi Association of Public Fire Safety Educators - A statewide network of fire and life safety educators.
  • Remembering When - A fire and fall prevention program for older adults. Also available in Spanish and components translated in 18 other languages. Free copies available from the Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Risk Watch - NFPA’s comprehensive curriculum to teach how to recognize and avoid unintentional injuries. The Natural Disasters curriculum helps prevent injuries that can result from disasters and to initiate a level of comfort for children in any disaster. Includes a Kids Only page and information to the Safe Community Program. The Unintentional Injuries curriculum teaches children how to recognize and avoid unintentional injuries. Free copies of the Unintentional Injuries curriculum available from the Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Free Resources


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Miscellaneous Resources

  • Fire Standard Compliant Cigarettes - Provides information about the Fire Standard Compliant Cigarette Program in Mississippi. Fire standard compliant cigarettes (FSCC) are designed to reduce the amount of time that a cigarette continues to burn when it is not actively being smoked. By reducing the amount of time the cigarette continues to burn it is less likely to ignite furniture or bedding material.
  • Kitchen Tips for Kids - Provides kitchen safety information for kids.
  • Sale of Novelty and Toylike Lighters Banned in Mississippi - Provides information about the legislation which prohibits the sale or distribution of novelty lighters within the State of Mississippi. The law went into effect on July 1, 2010.

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Recalls


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Residential Fire Sprinklers


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