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  • Training children reduces anxiety levels so they are able to react to stressful situations
  • Fire, School, Health and Police Departments working together to help children survive
  • Family medical and health care cost reductions
  • Firefighter as a role model
  • Fires, burns and deaths reduced

What Is S.A.F.E.?

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Contact Information

24 Elm St, Southbridge, MA, United States


Proven Success
Since the S.A.F.E. Program was initially funded, there have been 310 documented YOUNG HEROES - children who put into practice the fire and life safety lessons they learned in the classroom during a real life emergency to save themselves or others. Many families claim they are alive today because their youngsters "made" them install smoke alarms and practice a home escape plan, or reported an emergency, or persuaded a grandmother to 'stop, drop, and roll'. Some success stories are:

  • Child Fire Deaths Drop 72% Since S.A.F.E. Started.

The Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program is a state initiative to provide resources to local fire departments to conduct fire and life safety education programs in grades K-12. The mission is to enable students to recognize the dangers of fire and more specifically the fire hazards tobacco products pose.

Key Fire Safety Behaviors
There are 23 Key Fire Safety Behaviors that should be taught in age and developmentally appropriate ways, such as:

  • Stop, Drop, and Roll
  • Making and Practicing Home Escape Plans
  • Reporting Fires and Emergencies
  • Crawl Low Under Smoke
  • Smoke Detector Maintenance
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Holiday Safety and more

Fire and life safety is easily combined with math, science, language arts, health, and physical education lessons. Integration into the existing curriculum topics is essential.