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.
The Gloversville Fire Department has a Juvenile Intervention Program that deals with the problem of juvenile fire play. Education is stressed, the child is taught the proper respect for fire along with fire safety skills. This is accomplished with a variety of visual aids and written materials. The parent's responsibilities are also explained in great detail. It is the belief that a fire safe home is a shared duty, between the residing adults and the juveniles in their charge.
Goal: To provide a visual smoke detector free of charge to any deaf or hearing impaired resident of Gloversville.
Objective: To protect the lives of the hearing impaired citizens of Gloversville from the tragedy of fire.
Until 1904, all members of the fire department were volunteers, but on April 1st,the Common council authorized that personnel be paid and the department was then comprised of 14 paid men and 15 call men with the exempt firemen held as reserves.