The Natick Fire Department has been awarded Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E) and Senior SAFE grants from the Commonwealth totaling more than $9,000.
Natick has been awarded $6,380 for Student SAFE and $2,880 for Senior SAFE, up from $5,663 and $2,730 last year.
Overall, about $2M in grants are being awarded to 239 municipal fire departments to support student and senior fire education in collaboration with teachers and senior centers.
Educational efforts have been seen as having tangible results: No children died in fires in Massachusetts last year, and the average number of children dying in fires has dropped by nearly 80% annually since the Student SAFE program began.
Senior education typically involves home visits for smoke and carbon monoxide alarm installations as well as for presentations at senior facilities.
Free CPR classes
CPR Classes are provided by the Natick Fire Department. The location is to be determined and will be emailed out approximately one week ahead of the scheduled class time. Email Firefighter Alan Gentile at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date of the class you would like to take.
- Feb. 18 First Aid 3:30 – 6:00 pm
- Feb. 23 CPR/AED 6:30 – 9:30 pm