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.

12 Tips for Winter Holiday Safety

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More home fires happen on December 25 than any other single day except Thanksgiving. Fire officials are urging people to make fire safety part of the celebrations this holiday season. First make sure you have working smoke and CO alarms and a home escape plan. Then follow these easy tips for cooking, candle, holiday decorating, electrical and heating safety. Be sure to water live Christmas trees daily!

2014 Fire Chief Award

2014 Massachusetts Fire Chief’s Leadership in Fire Education Award
The Massachusetts Public Fire & Life Safety Education Task Force and the Massachusetts Association of Safety & Fire Educators annually present an excellence in leadership award to honor fire chiefs for their community fire education efforts. Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Massachusetts Fire Chief’s Leadership in Fire Education Award. Designed to recognize fire chiefs for their involvement and commitment to making our world safer from fire or other preventable injuries, this award honors fire chiefs who demonstrate qualities such as public education leadership, teamwork, creativity, vision and perseverance. Nominees must be active Massachusetts fire chiefs. Nominations pdf format of 2014 Massachusetts Fire Chief’s Leadership in Fire E...
are due December 28, 2014.

Public Fire and Life Safety Education Training
Public Fire and Life Safety Educator Course pdf format of Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Course
- The Public and Life Safety Educator (PF&LSE) will next be offered in Hanover at the Hanover Fire Department, 32 Center Street, Hanover on January 15, 16, 22, 23, and 29. 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. Registrations for PF&LSE are priority selection.

The next Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Course, will be held in Devens at the Devens Community Center, 100 Sherman Avenue, Devens on March 19, 20, 26, 27, and April 2. You can Register through the Department of Fire Service’s website. This course is also a priority selection.


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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
file size 1MBFY' 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
file size 1MBThe 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.