10th Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest

Calling all student artists…

Prevention 1st’s 10th Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest is underway!

Click here for details, rules and PRIZES!

Teaching Teens With I/DD Fire Safety: Classroom Plans and Modules

Effective fire prevention and survival skills—life skills that can protect young lives now and in their future lives—are more than school fire drills, a session of stop, drop and roll, or a mention of pot holders during a cooking lesson. Children and teens with intellectual disabilities are at higher for preventable injuries, including fire and …CONTINUE READING

Safe at Home Training Adds Food Safety

Prevention 1st’s Safe at Home safety training has always included important cooking safety skills to prevent kitchen fires and burns. Now it will also address the top 3 causes of foodborne illness: Improper hand washing; Not cooking foods to the correct temperature; and Storing foods at incorrect temperature. The training will include cues to action …CONTINUE READING

Safe at Home Coordinator Named Service Provider of the Year

Julia Engstrom (right) with Molly Clifford

Congratulations to Julia Engstrom, Safe at Home program coordinator, on receiving the Western NY Developmental Disabilities Service Provider of the Year Award at the 29th Annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day Conference.

Safe at Home was developed for Prevention 1st by Community Health Strategies, to provide home fire safety …CONTINUE READING

Summer’s Here – Pool Safely!

While Memorial Day Weekend is the official beginning of summer and pool opening season for much of the country, water safety should be a concern year-round.

Drowning claims nearly half a million people every year, and half of those victims are children. Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of accidental death for children 1-14 …CONTINUE READING

Poster Contest Winners Celebrate Fire Prevention

 

Jaylen Decoste (center front) with classmates who submitted posters from School #42

April has been a month of celebrations for the winners of the 2017 Prevention 1st Home Fire Drill Poster Contest. Winners received a pizza party for their classroom as well as Wal-Mart gift certificates.

The winner in the 3rd and 4th …CONTINUE READING

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