BREWSTER – The state recently awarded the Brewster Fire Department two fiscal year 2015 fire safety education grants.
The first is a Student Awareness of Fire Education grant in the amount of $4,423 that will support costs associated with training and placing firefighters in classrooms to conduct fire safety education in grades Pre-K through 12.
The primary mission of the S.A.F.E. grant is to ensure students recognize the dangers of fire and acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to support a fire safe environment.
According to the Brewster Fire Department, the S.A.F.E. program has reduced the average annual child fire deaths in the Commonwealth by 72% since its inception in 1995.
The second is a Senior S.A.F.E. grant in the amount of $2,795.
This grant will provide personnel from the Brewster Fire Department the ability to deliver fire and life safety education programs to older adults.
Brewster fire said seniors, statistically, are those most at risk of being involved in a fatal fire incident in our state.
“These grant awards will allow our professional staff an outstanding opportunity to provide complimentary high quality fire and life safety education to two of our community’s most significant population groups,” said Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran. “We look forward to using these funds to continue our efforts to build accessible public relationships and improve the level of fire safety education within our town.”