Author Archives: Maria Bostian

About Maria Bostian

I have a really cool job! I'm a Fire and Life Safety Educator for a North Carolina fire department. But - I will always be a Montessori teacher at heart and I use my Montessori roots to create interactive safety lessons for all ages. That's how I'm able to add a little pizzazz into my safety education classes. I've got a passion for teaching children how to be safe. I also love to help adults learn more about life safety education for their communities. When I'm not working, I'm writing, writing, re-writing, thinking about writing, brainstorming about writing, researching for writing... You get my drift! Join me here, as I write about current safety topics, safety recommendations, community heroes, children's literature, writing, literacy, and all things in between!

Fireworks Safety This Holiday Weekend


Each July, thousands of people in the United States are hurt while using consumer fireworks. Unfortunately, most of these people are young children.

Keep your children, and other loved ones, safe this Independence Day weekend by visiting professional fireworks shows. Check your local community calendars for fireworks dates/times/locations.

NFPA’s Dan Doofus reminds us of the danger of consumer fireworks. Enjoy the video below: