The Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) program is a fire prevention education program designed to equip elementary, intermediate and high school students with the skills for recognizing the dangers of fire, specifically, the fire hazards smoking-related materials pose. The program utilizes specially trained firefighters to teach fire and life safety education. Many of the
firefighters are trained emergency medical technicians who have seen the catastrophic health effects of smoking-induced illnesses.
The S.A.F.E. educator serves as a role model for impressionable youth while providing students with firsthand knowledge of the dangers associated with fire, smoking-related materials and the harmful effects of smoking-induced illnesses. The S.A.F.E. educator will play a significant role with regards to the prevention of fire through such efforts as: broadening public awareness of fire hazards and the
enforcement of state laws, including those that regulate the use, sale, and storage of smoking-related materials.
This program also seeks to reduce tobacco consumption by educating our community about the fire and health hazards of smoking-related materials.