Volunteer Timeline

Early September
• Operation EDITH materials are mailed out from IIANC.

Mid September 
• Line up support of agents and Fire & Rescue personnel.

• Develop target list of schools and set up times to make presentations or deliver materials.

• Make preliminary media contacts.

Mid-Late September
• Arrange for placement of print ad in local papers.

• Hand deliver news releases and radio PSA scripts.

• Re-confirm fire department support for school presentations.

October 3 - 9
• Drop off materials at schools and make presentations.

Wednesday, October 6, 6:00pm
• Practice an Exit Drill with your family and Get Low & Go!


Volunteer Checklist

• Review the materials and become familiar with the program.

• Solicit other independent agents in your area to assist you with implementing the program.

• Make a target list of area schools that you could distribute project materials to and/or make a brief presentation to the children or parents groups.

• Ask other agents if they will volunteer to drop off kits and/or make brief presentations to schools in the area.

• Ask other agents if they will help fund an ad in the local paper (daily or weekly) that alerts the community to the state-wide Exit Drill in The Home on October 6th at 6:00 PM.

• If you have a Safe Kids coalition in your area, arrange to meet with the coordinator to find out whether volunteers from that group can help distribute materials or make presentations.

• Contact the local fire and rescue personnel in your area, give them an Operation EDITH Q&A sheet and ask for their support of this important fire safety project.

• Ask them to sound their sirens or drive trucks around communities on October 6th at 6:00pm