The Brookfield Fire Department has been notified by Governor William Weld’s office that the department has been awarded grant money totaling $4,923.00 to conduct fire prevention and life safety programs. The two initiatives funded by these grants are the Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) program, and the Senior SAFE program.
The SAFE program’s primary mission is to deliver important fire & life safety lessons directly to students to increase their awareness of the dangers of fire and to provide them with information to help keep themselves and their families safer. Nine distinct fire & life safety lessons are delivered to third graders by the department’s SAFE educators coinciding with fire prevention week in October. In the spring we return to the school with the SAFE trailer to reinforce the lessons learned using training props and scenario driven lessons.
Programs for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and other groups are also provided.
The Senior SAFE program allows us to reach out to older residents to provide information and services. We offer house numbers, key vaults, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and batteries all free of charge.
Please see the prevention tab on our website for more information about these programs and services.