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MIDDLETON AWARDED FUNDS THROUGH S.A.F.E. PROGRAM
12.05.11 | Contact: Peter Lorenz, 617-722-2100
Boston- House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading), Representative Bradford Hill (R-Ipswich) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) today announced that Middleton has been awarded $4,665 in funding through the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program for fiscal year 2012.
“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 Middleton 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.
“These funds will go a long way in teaching Middleton’s youth the ins and outs of fire prevention,” stated Representative Hill. “I am very pleased that our community will be assisted as a result of these important funds.”
“Educating students about fire hazards, including smoking, is a powerful tool that can prevent tragedy and serious injuries,” said Senator Tarr. “Through S.A.F.E. program funding state government can support the important classroom work being done in Middleton by dedicated firefighters and local officials.”
The S.A.F.E. program, combined with other fire education and prevention initiatives lead to an all time record low fire deaths in 2010.