Wareham to receive funds for fire safety education

Dec 27, 2018

Wareham’s fire department and and eight others will receive over $35,000 this year in S.A.F.E grants for fire safety and education.

S.A.F.E. grants provide local resources for students and seniors to improve home safety while educating them on fire prevention and emergency preparation.

Other towns to be awarded funds from S.A.F.E grants in 2018 are Berkley, Bridgewater, Carver, Dighton, Marion, Middleborough, Raynham and Taunton.

“Over the past 24 years, the average annual child fire deaths have been reduced by 74% and S.A.F.E. grants provide our local fire departments with the resources necessary to keep Massachusetts citizens informed about practical safety precautions,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Pacheco. “I’d like to thank everybody who contributed to successful grant applications and look forward to continued progress in improving fire education in the Commonwealth.”

For more information on the S.A.F.E. grant initiative, visit: www.Mass.gov/DFS.