Established by the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) in the state of North Carolina in 1996, Operation EDITH is a fire-safety program that seeks to encourage the parents of young children to talk to their kids about the importance of fire safety. The cornerstone of the campaign is Exit Drill In The Home, thus the name "EDITH". The purpose is to educate early elementary school children and their families about the life-saving value of having a fire escape plan from their home. Each year in October, IIANC member agents help spread this important message around their communities during Fire Prevention Week.

Each year, IIANC prints Operation EDITH materials (informational coloring books in English & Spanish and stickers) for distribution to elementary schools and fire departments around the state. These materials are free for IIANC member agencies. This is a great project to help the community while also advertising the independent insurance agency to parents and community members at no cost!

Contact Rena Todd at rtodd@iianc.com or 919-863-6540 for more information.

Not located in North Carolina? Many fire departments across the United States offer an Operation Edith program, too. Be sure to contact your local department for more information.