The Fire Data and Public Fire Education Unit manages all public fire and safety education programs in the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Technical assistance is provided to local fire departments, health educators, medical and public health professionals, classroom teachers, elder service providers, community and service organizations and others interested in life safety education.

2014-15 YouTube™ High School Burn Awareness Video Contest
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On April 9, 2015, teams of high school teens and their media teachers received awards on for their creative YouTube™ videos as part of the 7th annual statewide YouTube ™ Burn Awareness Video Contest. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan was joined by contest co-sponsors Ron Meehan from the Mass. Property Insurance Underwriting Association (aka The FAIR Plan) and Capt. Rick Tustin, president of the Mass. Association of Safety and Fire Educators (MaSAFE). The ceremony was held at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. Winning videos can be viewed on the DFS YouTube Channel.

Grant Writing Boot Camps: These courses will help attendees develop the skills they need to complete the FY 16 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE grants. This workshop will include a discussion on the various aspects of the new format for the grants, the tools necessary to complete the applications, an opportunity to begin writing the grants, and a discussion on the need for record keeping and evaluations. 

Grant Writing Boot Camp locations – all times are 9 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Please register through the MA Firefighting Academy

May 19, 2015  Mass Firefighting Academy Room 127 – One State Road, Stow, MA

May 20, 2015  Holyoke Fire Department – 600 High Street, Holyoke, MA

May 21, 2015  Wakefield Fire Department – 1 Union Street, Wakefield, MA

May 22, 2015  Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills – 1875 Route 28, Centerville, MA

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The Department of Fire Services is proud to announce that communities who have applied for the S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE grants are receiving their funding. Congratulations and we look forward to great programs in 2015!

The FY 2014 Year End Report is due on January 30, 2015. If funds have not been spent please fill out an extension form. Those funds must be spent by June 30, 2015. If not, you must return any unspent funds to the Department of Fire Services. 

FY 2014 Year End Report pdf format of FY 2014 Year End Report.

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