Our client, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), engaged ICS to create a robust online course to expand their available resources to educate public stakeholders on wildfire risk, reduction, and mitigation. This course was targeted at residents living in wildfire prone areas (often remote), with little to no background in fire education and prevention.
This presented ICS with a unique set of challenges:
1Equip residents with key life-saving wildfire prevention knowledge and safety protocols.
2Maximize accessibility and produce highly engaging learning material to generate public interest.
3Empower participants to take action and change behavior beyond the initial online training.
4Localize training to meet the specific needs of the target audience and offer course material in both English and Spanish.
Our approach utilized a wide range of instructional strategy and creative multimedia to reinforce key learning topics and enable participants to interact with learning material through multiple channels.
Through expert testimony, videos, animated demonstrations and custom graphics; participants learned about wildfire behavior from a multitude of angles, including everything from thermodynamics to practical fire prevention and safety techniques. This content was further augmented by a number of interactive learning exercises and knowledge checks.