Sponsored By: Gloversville Fire Department and Gloversville Fire Fighter’s Association Local 719
THE S.A.F.E. (SMOKE ALARM FOR EVERY) HOME NEWBORN PROJECT
Initiated: August, 1993 after a tragedy involving a three year old boy who perished in a fire in Gloversville.
Goal: To provide a free child-friendly smoke detector to parents of newborn babies residing in Gloversville.
Objective: To get more smoke detectors into the homes of Gloversville residents, to protect childrens’ lives from the tragedy of fire and to educate and motivate parents of the newborns about the importance and practice of fire safey as the child grow.
Method: Parents will receive a voucher with the birth certificate. They can pick up the detector at the Fire Department or contact the Department to arrange delivery.
Facts: Each year, an average of 3600 children age 14 and younger are killed or injured in residential fires. Forty percent of these are under the age of 5, seventy percent under the age of 10.