The Greenfield Fire Department in its continued efforts to serve the citizens of Greenfield is involved in several community outreach programs. These programs educate and assist age groups from young children to senior citizens in fire prevention and safety topics.
S.A.F.E.- Student Awareness of Fire Education
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.
Anually, the Greenfield Fire Department SAFE Educators bring age appropriate lessons toclass rooms, of both public and private schools. The main topics depend on the age group but start with E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drills In The Home). Other topics includes;
- calling 911 and why
- meeting places
- get out and stay out
- having and maintaining smoke detectors
- matches and lighter safety
- fire and health risks associated with smoking
- making home fire escape plans
Greenfield Fire Department also conducts presentations for after school programs, day care providers, and through safety fairs and fire station tours.
If you have any questions regarding our S.A.F.E programs or would like to set up a visit, contact Greenfield Fire Headquarters at 413-774-4323 and ask for the Fire Prevention Division.
Kids Fire Safety Information and Activities
Our SAFE program also helps educate seniors and assist them with being fire safe. With Senior SAFE grant money and assistance from the Greenfield Council on Aging are able to offer free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
In addition our educators visit nursing homes, senior living housing and Greenfield Senior Center.
For Further Senior SAFE Detector Information
Juvenile Fire Setters Program
In 2004, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, children playing with matches, lighters and other heat sources caused 391 reported fires, six civilian injuries, three fire service injuries and an estimated dollar loss of nearly $831,662.
To address this problem a Juvenile Fire Setter Program was begun as a cooperative effort between Greenfield and Turners Falls fire and police departments. Other participants are the Franklin Country Juvenile Firesetter Coalition, the District Attorneys Office, State Juvenile Court Clinic and Juvenile parole officers.
The goal of this program is to address and reduce the Juvenile Firesetter problem that exists in these two communities as well as Franklin County. The program instructs identified Juvenile Firesetters in fire education and prevention. Juveniles for the program are identified through local fire departments, police departments and state juvenile court. Statistics show that 82% of juveniles who attend a Juvenile Firesetter Intervention program do not repeat setting fires. Over the past two years 100 Franklin County juveniles have attended this program.
If you have any questions regarding this program, contact Greenfield Fire Headquarters at 413-774-4323 and ask for the Fire Prevention Division.
Child Passenger Seat Program
Parents and caregivers in Western Massachusetts have a free and convenient way to get their child's safety seat inspected, thanks to a public service provided by the Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts, proudly led by Baystate Children's Hospital.
Car Seat inspections are done on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Inspections are done at the Greenfield Firehouse. Call 413-794-6510 for information or 413-794-2255 to make an appointment.
Posted: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 09:50 AM
Updated Wed, Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM