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.


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FY' 15 S.A.F.E and Senior S.A.F.E Grant Application pdf format of FY' 15 S.A.F.E and Senior S.A.F.E Grant Application
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FY' 15 S.A.F.E. and Senior S.A.F.E. PowerPoint Grant Application Directions pdf format of FY' 15 S.A.F.E. and Sr. S.A.F.E. Grant App. Directions
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The Department of Fire Services is proud to announce the grant applications for S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE are now available. This year, both applications  are fillable forms and fire departments have two options to submit their applications.  S.A.F.E. has been key to improving safety in communities all across the Commonwealth and has been the primary driver in the reduction of child fire deaths. This is the 20th year of the school-based  S.A.F.E. Program and last year the Legislature and Administration created the new Senior SAFE Program. This gives the fire service an opportunity to continue the success of the S.A.F.E. Program by further reducing fires deaths in Massachusetts and increasing the fire safety of older adults because people over 65 are most at risk of dying in fires in our state.

Public Education Events

- The MFA will be offering the Public Fire & Life Safety Educator course at the Ware Fire Department on Oct. 25, Nov, 1,8,15, and 22, 2014. Register using normal MFA procedures.

20th Public Fire & Life Safety Education Conference: -September 29-30, 2014

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Registration is now available for the 20th annual Public Fire & Safety Education Conference.  Registration deadline is September 12, 2014.


Fire Prevention Week – October 5 – 11, 2014

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

October 5-11 is Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in fires in half by giving you time to escape deadly smoke and flames. The Department of Fire Services has resources for fire educators on our Fire Prevention Week webpage.