Dartmouth Hearth Districts 1 and three obtained practically $8,000 in state grants to help fireplace security and teaching programs for kids and seniors.
District 1 obtained $3,444, with $2,309 going to Pupil Hearth Consciousness Schooling (SAFE), whereas the SAFE program for seniors obtained $1,135.
District 3 obtained $4,480, with $3,037 going to SAFE, whereas the senior program obtained $1,443.
The funding, which comes from the Massachusetts Division of Hearth Companies, offers native fireplace departments the chance to work instantly with college students and seniors to teach them about fireplace security. Classes vary from fireplace and security displays to what to do if a hearth alarm goes off. Every program is tailor-made to the widespread issues of every age group, together with common fireplace prevention reminders and protected house practices.
In response to the state Division of Hearth Companies, the typical variety of youngsters killed in fires yearly has dropped practically 80% for the reason that SAFE program started in fiscal yr 1996, and Massachusetts lately went practically three years with out dropping a toddler in a hearth.
The Senior SAFE program was launched in fiscal yr 2014, funding fireplace security schooling for one more susceptible inhabitants. In response to the state, seniors are at a disproportionate danger of dying in a home fireplace.