This certification-related Fire and Life Safety Education (FLSE) course is the third of three FLSE levels. Using local demographics, students will identify issues and plan priorities for life safety education programs and will create a marketing plan designed to increase awareness in their community. Educators will also discuss suggestions for working with elected officials to reduce injury, death and property damage. During this class, participants will create a developmentally appropriate training program for their agency and compile education materials to supplement the new program. Participants will identify the training needs for Fire and Life Safety Educators within their organization, based on NFPA 1035, and will discuss methods to track customer satisfaction and success of the program. Participants will discuss methods to recruit, coordinate and train volunteer educators to deliver their program. Using local data, students will establish the types of fire and life safety problems occurring in their community and then develop a budget to use in completing a grant proposal. Students will have the opportunity to write a grant proposal that can be submitted to a Grantor at the end of the class. To make the class more effective, students should bring fire and injury loss statistics from their local areas and ideas for their grant proposal. The goal is for students to complete a grant application that is ready to submit for possible funding. This is a NC Fire and Rescue Commission certification course approved for offering as of July 1, 2017. This course is consistent with the most current Commission guidelines.