Malden Fire Department received $7575 from the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Grant Program and $3455 from the Senior SAFE Program to support fire education programs for children and seniors.
Funds from the S.A.F.E. grant will be used to help Malden Fire Department to partner with the local school system to teach fire safety. The program has made fire safety education available to hundreds of thousands of children and resulted in a 78% drop in children dying in fires annually.
This success led to the launch of the Senior SAFE program which aims to do the same for seniors by funding presentations at senior centers and home visits with smoke and CO alarm installations