2016 S.A.F.E. and Senior Safe Application
The Department of Fire Services is proud to announce the FY ’16 application for S.A.F.E. and Senior S.A.F.E. grants is available online. This year the application is a fillable form and fire departments can either email or send a hard copy to DFS. The deadline for submission is no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 11, 2015. A PowerPoint has been developed to assist in the writing of these grants. For further information please call the Public Education Department at (978) 567-3388.Register Now for the 21st Annual Fire and Life Safety Education Conference
The registration brochure file size 1MB is now available for Here We Grow Again on September 28 and 29, 2015. This annual conference brings together fire and life safety educators, classroom teachers, and people who work with elders to learn, network and advance the safety of the citizens of Massachusetts. For registration information, email Cynthia.Ouellette@state.ma.us . Include conference in the subject line. Share the invitation with others who may be interested.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Public Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award. This award recognizes individuals or teams for their commitment to making our world safer from fire and other preventable injuries. We are looking for people who make a difference and who demonstrates leadership, teamwork, creativity, vision and perseverance. Do you know someone who has made a difference and deserves to be recognized? Let us know and why!
This conference is attended by a number of people, including firefighters, teachers, administrators, EMT’s and senior agency workers. If you are interested in being a vendor at the conference , please fill out this form and submit it to Cynthia Ouellette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MFA Public Fire and Life Safety Educator Class
The next Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Course will be held in Lawrence at the Relief’s Inn, 1 Market Street, Lawrence on October 22, 23, 29, 30 and Nov. 5. This 5-day program is designed to provide a community with the basis for a solid public education program and is designed, at a minimum, to properly train the fire department's lead S.A.F.E. educator. Topics covered include: child development; how people learn, focusing on different learning styles and the seven intelligences; older adult presentations, lesson planning; curricula review; public speaking; program evaluation; and connecting lessons to the curriculum frameworks. The program concludes with students presenting a segment of instruction on a given topic for a specified age group. Registrations for PF&LSE are priority selection.
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