Golf Tournament Still Growing in 2017

Kevin Stone, John Allen, Wayne Holly, Mark Davitt

Rick Glazer, Adrian Morgenstern, Jordan Morgenstern, Jeff Rubens










The 2017 Jane and Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Prevention 1st was the largest ever, with 124 golfers and 61 tee sponsors. The event, which began …CONTINUE READING

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!

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

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

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

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

At Sunshine Camp Training Kids Learn Safety While Having Fun

At the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus, children and young adults with disabilities enjoy all the typical summer camp experiences like swimming, archery, nature hikes, and—learning to stay low under smoke? Yes!

This year, campers got interactive hands-on safety sessions with Prevention 1st trainers, practicing essential survival skills using realistic props like doors and windows, …CONTINUE READING

Legislation Alone Won't Keep Us Fire Safe

Even as New York State legislation moves forward to require long-life batteries in all smoke alarms sold statewide, Prevention 1st vice-president Bob Crandall has drawn on his 30 years of experience in the Rochester Fire Department to point out the continued need for human involvement in fire prevention and safety.

“Technology doesn’t let us humans …CONTINUE READING