Public Education in the classroom

Fire and Life Safety Education is critical in Massachusetts. Over the past 20 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

Grant News

  • Communities who applied for S.A.F.E. and Senior Safe grants are receiving their funding. Congratulations. We look forward to great programs in 2015!  FY’15 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Grant Awards  pdf format of FY’15 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Grant Awards
  • 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.  pdf format of FY 2014 Year End Report.


Register Now for the 21st Annual Fire and Life Safety Education Conference

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Mark your calendars now 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 Include conference in the subject line. Share the invitation with others who may be interested. Save the Date flyer. pdf format of Public Education Conference 2015 flyer