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Burlington Fire Receives Grant for Senior SAFE Program

The Burlington Fire Department has received a grant that will be used to help keep the town’s seniors safe.

Chief Michael Patterson said in a release he is pleased to announce that the Burlington Fire Department has been awarded $2,680 for the Senior SAFE Program by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.

The Burlington Fire Department will use the grant money to continue the department’s fire education and prevention program within the senior community. Senior SAFE also aims to improve safety in senior housing. The Burlington Fire Department partners with the Council on Aging as part of the community’s Senior Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Program.

“We are grateful to receive this funding to help educate and protect some of our most vulnerable residents,” Chief Patterson said. “We look forward to connecting with our residents in the coming months as we continue this important work to keep seniors safe in their homes.”

The Senior SAFE Program is in its seventh year, the release states. Each year, $1.9 million is distributed to local fire departments for both the Senior SAFE and the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E) programs through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Both programs are administered by the state’s Department of Fire Services.

To learn more about the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services’ Senior SAFE program, click here.