2017 Home Fire Drill Poster Contest Winners

Johniel Torres, 2nd grade, School 35

Jaylen DeCoste, 4th grade, School 42

Colin Brunson, 5th grade, School 42










Congratulations to our 9th annual Home Fire Drill Poster Contest Winners! Prevention 1st received nearly 200 entries from students from across the Rochester City School …CONTINUE READING

Healthy Cooking Should Be Fire-Safe Cooking

Cooking is the most common cause of home fires. Foodlink, a regional food bank serving 10 counties in Greater Rochester, New York, has partnered with Prevention 1st to incorporate safety into its Cooking Matters courses that help families learn about healthy cooking.

Through support from Wegmans Food Markets and Community Health Strategies, Prevention 1st has …CONTINUE READING

Senior Safety Marshals Help Reduce Fire Risk

In the crowded Lily Café, the Prevention 1st Senior Safety Marshals know how to get and keep the attention of their peers. They begin their presentation with a stark fact: “People our age are 6 times more likely to die in a fire.”

The Senior Safety Marshals then share stories of mistakes they themselves have …CONTINUE READING

Close Your Door to Prevent Fire Deaths

One simple action, closing your bedroom door, could save your life.

Tests by UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Institute found that in the event of a fire rooms with an open door showed temperatures over 1,000°F, while a room with a closed door had temperatures at only 100°F. Research also showed that a closed door kept …CONTINUE READING

10th Anniversary Celebrates Prevention 1st Supporters

Prevention 1st celebrated its Tenth Anniversary on September 29 by recognizing some special friends who have played a significant role in its success:

Volunteers Harvey Bunis and Stephen Rogoff conceived of, and created from scratch, the organization’s first major fund raiser–a Golf Tournament held at Midvale Country Club in 2013. They recruited a committee, approached …CONTINUE READING

Jane and Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $20,000 for Injury Prevention

More than 100 golfers teed up at Midvale Country Club on September 19, raising approximately $20,000 to support Prevention 1st’s injury prevention programs.

At the post-tournament dinner at Perlo’s, attendees heard from the parents of a participant in one of those programs, Safe at Home: Safety Training for People with Intellectual Disabilities:

“Stephen went from …CONTINUE READING

Teens With Special Needs Get Special Safety Training

When children reach about 14 years of age, most parents feel confident about leaving them home alone for a certain amount of time. For parents of teens with intellectual disabilities, though, that decision is more complicated. Will their child know how to respond if there’s an emergency, get out if the smoke alarm sounds, and …CONTINUE READING

Celebrating 10 Years of Preventing Injuries and Saving Lives

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Register Now for the Jane and Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament to Benefit Prevention 1st

Please join us for this popular annual fundraiser for Prevention 1st:

Monday Sept. 19, 2016

Midvale Country Club 123 Baird Rd Penfield, NY

Registration: 11:30—12:30 Lunch: 11:45—12:30 12:45 Shot Gun Start

After the tournament please join us for dinner: 6:30pm at Perlo’s 202 N Washington St East …CONTINUE READING

Teaching People With Intellectual Disabilities to Live Independently and Safely

Prevention 1st has entered the exciting next phase in its development of an evaluated curriculum for teaching safety to people with intellectual disabilities, thanks to grants from the Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle of the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Jane L. and Laurence C. Glazer Charitable Trust.

More people with intellectual disabilities are choosing …CONTINUE READING