House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) today announced that Lynnfield has been awarded $4,625 in funding through the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program for fiscal year 2013.
“The S.A.F.E. program gives our children the tools and education they need to react in a dangerous situation,” said Representative Jones. “I am grateful Lynnfield is a recipient of funds through this critically important program.”
The S.A.F.E. program is a statewide initiative that provides resources and funding to local fire departments to conduct fire and life safety education programs for students in grades K-12. The mission is to enable students to recognize the dangers of fire and more specifically the fire hazards tobacco products pose.
The S.A.F.E. program, combined with other fire education and prevention initiatives, has led to a 70% decrease in child fire deaths.