Partnership will spread important safety messages for kids and families
Streamers flew and smoke alarms beeped as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) kicked off its long-term partnership with LEGOLAND® Florida to provide lifesaving information to families and kids during a press event and special fire safety day at central Florida’s newest theme park.
NFPA will sponsor the park’s fire safety - themed “The Big Test” live show at the LEGO® City Stage where these messages will be incorporated. “The Big Test” is an acrobatic, comedy show in which a cast of characters goes through a series of hysterical antics as they try to become firefighters. There will also be special activities throughout the year that stress the importance of fire safety and acknowledge the critical work of the fire service.
“This partnership allows us to combine kids’ love of the fire service and LEGOLAND to build life-saving knowledge,” said Adrian Jones, LEGOLAND Florida general manager. “We are proud to play this important role for our community.”
“The majority of fire deaths happen in homes where there are no working smoke alarms,” said NFPA President Jim Shannon. “We are excited to join with LEGOLAND Florida to impart two extremely important messages - test your smoke alarms and have an escape plan.”
We look forward to seeing you at The Big Test soon!
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This Thursday, February 23rd, come to LEGOLAND® Florida to visit with local firefighters and learn about fire safety at "The Big Test" in LEGO® City. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will join LEGOLAND Florida as the official partner of "The Big Test", an acrobatic, comedy show in which a cast of real characters goes through a series of hysterical antics as they try to become firefighters.
Arrive early as the Winter Haven Fire Department will have an active fire truck in the LEGOLAND Florida parking lot with local firefighters and NFPA staff on hand to answer questions. Then, thirty minutes prior to each showing of "The Big Test" there will be four interactive stations open in LEGO City where park guests can learn fire safety from local firefighters and NFPA representative.
We invite you to join us at the 12:45pm performance of "The Big Test" where the official partnership announcement will be made.
We would like to congratulate the winners of the LEGOLAND® Florida February Junior Master Model Builder Competition: (left to right) ages 9 & Under - Tommy C. with "Big Head", ages 10-15 - Caleb W. with "Double gun", and ages 16 & up - Aris B. with "Phoenix."
You can join us each month for the JMMB competition, on the second full weekend of the month. Check our event calendar for more details. Our March competition will be Ninjago themed.
Can’t wait to show off your creativity? Get ready for Family Day with LEGOLAND Florida at Elder Ford of Tampa. Use your imagination and create the ‘next’ Ford model made of LEGO bricks! Bring your creation on March 3rd to the event for your chance to win LEGOLAND Florida Annual Passes and more!
A panel of celebrity judges including a LEGO® Model Master Builder will pick the winners at the event. See our Facebook event page for more details.
Thank you to all the JMMB participants. We had so many great entries in February it was hard to pick just three.