Tuesday, January 4, 2011

State Reups Fire Safety Money For Brockton, Others

BROCKTON--Brockton, Easton and West Bridgewater fire departments have been awarded grant money totaling $21,745 from the Student Awareness of Fire Education, or S.A.F.E program through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
State Representative Christine E. Canavan announced yesterday in a prepared statement the three communities would receive funding through the annual program.
This year, the Brockton Fire Department will receive $11,515; the Easton Fire Department will receive $5,415; and the West Bridgewater Fire Department will receive $4,815 to continue their fire education programming.
Established by the legislature in 1996, the S.A.F.E Program is a state initiative that was created to provide resources to local fire departments to conduct fire and life safety education programs to children in grades K-12 and members of the community. Its mission is to enable students, and all residents, to recognize the dangers of fire, as well as the fire hazards of tobacco products.
“The S.A.F.E Program is a great example of a true—and time-proven—partnership between the Commonwealth and local fire departments that has had an extraordinary impact on protecting our children, families and communities,” Canavan said in the prepared statement.

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