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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 September 29, 2017. 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.

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FY 2014 Annual Report

DFS SAFE 2014 Annual Report

FY 2014 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Annual Report pdf format of DFS SAFE 2014 Annual Report
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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

2017 - 18 Public Fire and Life Safety Education Class
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.

Register for the 2017-2018 Public Fire and Life Safety Education Program

The schedule for the 2017-2018 Public Fire and Life Safety Education program is as follows:

October 21, 28, November 4, 18, December 2, 2017  (Saturdays)South Deerfield Fire Department
84 Greenfield Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
January 23, 25, 30, February 1, 8, 2018Carver Fire Department
112 Main Street
Carver, MA 02330
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
March 20, 22, 27, 29, April 5, 2018Middlesex Sheriff’s Office – Training Academy
40 Brick Kiln Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Student Evaluation

Are Students Truly Learning What We Think We Are Teaching Them?

Evaluation is key to the success of the S.A.F.E. Program. How do we know if the students really learned what we thought we taught them? Are they getting all the key concepts by the time they reach certain milestones? DFS has guidance and resources to help you evaluate your educational programs.