S.A.F.E. & Senior SAFE Grants
FY ’16 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Awards Announced
The Department of Fire Services is pleased to announce that the FY ’16 Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE grants have been awarded to 229 local fire departments.
FY ’15 Year-End Reports
The FY 2015 Year End Report is due on January 29, 2016. If not all funds have been expended, please fill out an extension form. Once approved, remaining funds must be spent by June 30, 2016. After that, any unspent funds must be returned to the Department of Fire Services.
FY 2015 Fire Safety House Year End Report Form
The FY ’15 Fire Safety House Year-End Report form should be completed by fire departments that host their fire district’s fire safety house and received funds for maintenance. If there are any leftover funds either request a six-month extension or return them.
Remembering When™ A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults
Two Train the Trainer Workshops
DFS staff will present a train-the-trainer workshop on the Remembering When™ A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults curriculum this spring. This is designed for firefighters and their partnering agencies who work with seniors. The program was developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants will review the updated curriculum, practice using the activities and plan for implementation. This workshop is a great resource for local Senior SAFE programs. Firefighters are encouraged to bring a senior partnering agency to this workshop. You can register at the Mass. Firefighting Academy website.
June 17, 2016 – Department of Fire Services, Stow Campus, 1 State Road, Stow 10:00-16:00
Are Students Truly Learning What We Think We Are Teaching Them?