Prevention 1st works with local and national agencies and coalitions to further our mission of creating and distributing research-based injury prevention training, education and materials.
We work with Fireproof Children, which provides research-based training and educational materials on fire safety and injury prevention, to develop and deliver many of our programs.
We partner with the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross to make After the Fire: The Teachable Moment available to classroom teachers and with the Rochester Fire Department on this and many other programs.
Through our advocacy the Finger Lakes Health Services Agency, a non-profit community health planning organization, has incorporated injury prevention as part of its Healthi Kids initiative.
Prevention 1st provided expertise in home safety and in teaching people with developmental disabilities to the video series “Keeping Children With Special Needs Safe in the Home” produced by Safe Kids and MetLife Foundation.
We are members of the Fire Safety Council, which meets regularly in Washington, D.C. to address national fire safety issues.
We work with numerous Home Fire Drill partners to promote our biannual message of Change Your Clock;Test Your Alarms; Practice Your Home Fire Drill; Alarm Goes Off You Get Out!www.homefiredrill.org™
We have developed a fire safety curriculum to become part of the Child Health course at Monroe Community College.
We regularly contribute to the Monroe County Medical Society's quarterly journal, Doctor's Advice.
By invitation we participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's U.S. rollout of the World Health Organization/ UNICEF World Report on Child Injury Prevention and the CDC's Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable Initiative. The report has now been published and CDC resources made available on an accompanying website, www.cdc.gov/safekids.