Fire and life safety educators are asked to speak at a variety of venues. Careful planning can make the difference between an excellent presentation and one that leaves the audience yawning. A 10 minute mini-lesson is challenging because it requires that the presenter be effective in a short period of time. The new carbon monoxide alarms mini-lesson includes a sample lesson plan, and PowerPoint presentation. Ten-minute mini-lessons on cooking fires and smoke alarms, and a mini-lesson template are also available on the NFPA website.