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Senator Rush Announces Student Awareness of Fire Education Grant

Senator Rush is pleased to announce that Norwood, Needham and Westwood have been awarded grant funding through the Student Awareness of Fire Education for the 2013 Fiscal Year. The funding will be used to implement fire saftety education programs in the Norwood, Needham and Westwood Public Schools.

The S.A.F.E. Program seeks to educate students on the dangers of fire by providing local fire departments with resources to hold fire and life safety education programs in local schools. Firefighters are trained as educators and work closely with classroom teachers and health educators to provide age-appropriate fire safety lessons to students.

In conjunction with other fire education and prevention programs, the S.A.F.E. Program has led to a decrease of 70 percent in child fire deaths from an average of 18 per year to 5 per year.


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