S.A.F.E. & Senior SAFE Grants
The Department of Fire Services is proud to announce the 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, October 21, 2016. 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.
FY’ 17 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Grant Directions file size 1MB
FY’ 17 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Grant Powerpoint file size 1MB
Public Education Conference 2016
September 26 and 27
Westford Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Keeping Everybody Safe Every Day
Register now file size 3MB for the 22nd annual Public Fire and Life Safety Education Conference. This conference will offer a number of workshops that will keep educators moving towards our destination, keeping all ages safe. Keeping Everybody Safe Every Day will include programs for new fire and life safety educators, workshops to challenge experienced educators, and workshops that teach new ways to develop partnerships, collaborate, and expand program management skills. Teachers, firefighters, nurses, senior agency professionals, EMT’s, school safety officers, other injury prevention professionals and police are encouraged to join us.
Nominations for the 2016 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award. The 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 demonstrate 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. Nomination Form
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.
- The Fiscal Year 2015 Year End Report is available online and due by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 29, 2016. For further information please call the Public Education Department at (978) 567-3388.
- FY 2014 Year End Reports were 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.
Fire and Life Safety Education is critical in Massachusetts. Over the past 22 years, Department of Fire Services Public Education programs have helped to reduce fire deaths in the state. The S.A.F.E. and Senior Safe programs focus on educating vulnerable citizens about fire and life safety.
The Fire Data and Public Fire Education Unit manages all education programs and provides free technical assistance to local fire departments, health educators, medical and public health professionals, classroom teachers, elder service providers, community and service organizations and others interested in safety education.
What's New in Public Education
Get Fired Up About Grilling Fire Safety
State Fire Marshal Offers Safety Tips
One of the best activities in the summer is having an outdoor barbecue. State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey wants to remind us to “take a few minutes for safety and inspect gas grills for leaks and cracks, and teach children to stay three feet away from any grill in use.” Read the 2016 Grilling Safety Press Release. Download the Grilling Safety FireFactor – a 1-page educational handout.
FY 2014 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Annual Report file size 1MB
What happened in the Commonwealth’s S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE programs in 2014? This report includes exciting results from the first year of Senior SAFE. It also focuses on evaluation results from our 3rd and 6th grade evaluation tools. These tools allow us to prove that students are learning what we think we are teaching, and to know where there is room for improvement. Massachusetts may well be the only state in the nation that is conducting this sort of rigorous, consistent evaluation of its public fire education.
2016-2017 Schedule for the Public Fire and Life Safety Education Class
The schedule for the 2016-2017 Public Fire and Life Safety Education program is as follows:
|October 18, 20, 25, 27, November 3, 2016|
Middlesex Sherriff’s Office Training Academy
40 Brick Kiln Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
|8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.|
January 24, 26, 31,
February 2, 9, 2017
Ware Fire Department
200 West Street
Ware, MA 01082
|8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.|
March 21, 23, 28, 30,
April 6, 2017
Foxborough Fire and Rescue
8 Chestnut Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
|8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.|
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; 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. Registration for PF&LSE is a priority selection.
The state Department of Fire Services in conjunction with the Mass. Association of Safety and Fire Educators (MaSAFE) and the MA Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA) announced the winner’s of this year’s YouTubeTM High School Burn Awareness Video Contest were teams of students from Millis, Ayer-Shirley and Sharon High Schools. Congratulations to all the participants and winners. Watch these creative videos made by Massachusetts high school students.