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. 18, 2017

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 Midvale

Silent auction, raffles …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

Home Fire Drill Poster Contest Winners' Prize: Lunch With Firefighters!

Two Rochester Fire Department firehouse teams showed their appreciation to winners of the 2016 Prevention 1st Home Fire Drill Poster Contest this month.

Kue Nae Htoo of the Rochester International Academy, who won first place in the Middle School category for her poster with the message “Test Your Alarms,” visited the Lyell Avenue Firehouse. Taleah …CONTINUE READING

Safe Cooking Matters

Prevention 1st is partnering with Foodlink, a Rochester-based non-profit that provides food to food pantries across the upstate NY region, to incorporate safety into its cooking and nutrition education programs for families.

With the help of a grant from Wegmans Food Markets, Prevention 1st will develop kitchen and cooking safety curriculum for Foodlink’s “Cooking Matters” …CONTINUE READING

Home Fire Drill Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Home Fire Drill Poster Contest Winners! The winners in each age group are:

Aaliya Allen, East High School

Kue Nae Htoo, Rochester International Academy

Taleah Ortiz, Kodak Park School #41

Prevention 1st also awarded an Honorable Mention this year, to Bernardini Cleophat, a Kindergardener at Rochester City School #35.


Yes, You Do Still Have to Check Your Alarms

Recently New York became the latest state to pass legislation requiring that all smoke alarms sold have “long-life” batteries (beginning in 2017). So why are Mikey and Prevention 1st still telling you to test your alarms when you change your clocks March 13?

Even for smoke alarms that have long-life batteries—or are hard-wired—it’s still important …CONTINUE READING

Free Fire Safety Resources for Vulnerable Populations

Young children and people with developmental disabilities are among those at highest risk from fire. At the Mississippi Fire Chiefs’ Conference, fire chiefs learned how to protect these vulnerable groups even when budgets for preventive education are limited.

The state of Mississippi had the highest average fire death rate in the five most recent years.[i] …CONTINUE READING

For a Safer New Year, keep that bottle of Champagne Chilled!

As you’re counting down to the New Year, keep safety in mind. A warm bottle of Champagne (or any sparkling wine) poses a greater risk than a chilled one. According to the New York Times, Champagne bottles “contain more air pressure than that found in a car tire and can launch a cork at 50 …CONTINUE READING