Yung Mieo, the 10 year-old Atlanta-based pop phenom, uses his music to spread fire safety awareness and stomp out bullying.
On A Mission To Spread Fire Safety Awareness and End Bullying!
Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) March 19, 2012 - The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department has teamed up with Atlanta based pop artist, Yung Mieo, for his latest music video for his single, "Stop, Drop and Roll". The two-day shoot will take place on Friday, March 23 from 8am-2pm at Heritage Elementary School in College Park and
Saturday, March 24 from 8am-11am at Fire Station Number 11 in Atlantic Station.
According to Lieutenant Williams of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, Yung Mieo's video is a great opportunity to introduce their new fire safety campaign on a national level. "Music has such an influence on the younger generation, and Yung Mieo's song is a great way to help us in our efforts to prevent deaths and injuries. His message will spread not only to our target audience, but will reach and positively influence the actions of others."
A study conducted by the National Fire Protection Association reported that roughly one in every 310 households per year had a reported fire. Each year, these fires caused an estimated average of 2,650 deaths and 12,890 injuries. In addition, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that African-Americans, children four and under, and persons living in rural areas appear to have the greatest risk of fire related injuries and deaths.
In keeping with the vision of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, we strive for excellence in emergency preparedness and response.
ABOUT YUNG MIEO
Yung Mieo is the 10 year-old pop phenom who shot to fame with his "No Bullying" message.
After his sister's best friend committed suicide due to bullying, Yung Mieo went on a mission to help educate the masses of its negative effects. Yung Mieo has had countless performances, has been profiled in The Augusta Chronicle, Word Up Magazine, and had his video "Nothing Like You" debut on BET's 106 & Park. All with the goal of stomping out bullying and teaching kids the importance of staying in school.
For more information on this event, please contact Jason Gregory at
407-796-1372. Or, Lt. Nicolette Williams with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department at 404-546-7097.