About Us

Data is scarce, but it is estimated that 1,500 children are injured or killed in gasoline fires each year. For survivors, the consequences of gas burns can be severe and lifelong. The goal of the National Gasoline Safety Project is to stop gas fires in every community. Our campaign is reaching out to parents because they are their children’s first line of defense. Parents buy gasoline, choose where and how to store it at home, and teach their children how to handle gasoline – both through what they say and what they do.

The National Gasoline Safety Project is sponsored by the Portable Fuel Manufacturers Association in partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children® and Safe Kids USA.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. For more information visit www.ShrinersHospitalsForChildren.org.

Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14. Safe Kids USA educates families, provides safety devices to families in need, and advocates for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room. For more information, visit SafeKids.org.

The Portable Fuel Container Manufacturers Association is a nonprofit trade association representing the makers of portable fuel containers and spouts. PFCMA works with governmental and private entities on matters concerning safety, quality and environmental standards as well as education about portable fuel containers. For more information, visit PFCMA.com.