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

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

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.

2013-14 You Tube High School Burn Awareness Video Contest
On March 20, 2014, teams of high school teens and their media teachers received awards on for their creative YouTube™ videos as part of the 6th annual statewide YouTube™ Burn Awareness Video Contest. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan was joined by contest co-sponsors Michael Sakraida and Benjamin Ward from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company 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.

 

FY '14 S.A.F.E and Senior SAFE Grant Awards


The Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program 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. The Department of Fire Services is proud to announce the awarding pdf format of List of FY 2014 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Awards 
of the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE grants to fire departments. This is the 19th year of the school-based S.A.F.E. Program but the Legislature and Administration created the new Senior SAFE Program in this year’s budget. 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
YouTube™ Burn Awareness Video Contest for High School Students
The Public Education Unit is providing workshops around the state on the NFPA’s Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults.


Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Training Course
Public Fire and Life Safety Educator (PFALSE) Course
The MFA will be offering the PFALSE classes in the fall.

20th Public Fire & Life Safety Education Conference
SAVE THE DATE!  September 29-30, 2014    Westford Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Registration is now available for this conference.  The deadline is September 12, 2014.

Fire Prevention Week – October 5 – 11, 2014
For more information, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.