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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 pdf format of 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 pdf format of 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

Student Evaluation

Are Students Truly Learning What We Think We Are Teaching Them?

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Evaluation is key to the success of the S.A.F.E. Program. How do we know if the students really learned what we thought we taught them? Are they getting all the key concepts by the time they reach certain milestones? DFS has guidance and resources to help you evaluate your educational programs.