Home Safe Home Workshops

Home Safe Home group training workshops are customized for agencies, caregivers and families of individuals who are at high risk for injury, including:

  • People with developmental disabilities
  • Young children
  • Older adults 

Safety Training Content and Strategies

Group workshops are customized to the audience and typically cover:

  • fire prevention
  • planning and practicing a home fire drill
  • poison control
  • removal of hazards
  • falls prevention

Interactive and Practical Training Workshops

Workshops are highly interactive and focus on simple, effective strategies that reduce risk from the leading causes of household injuries. Prevention 1st trainers listen, explain why, and respond to issues presented by the audience. Participants are engaged through role plays, guided imagery, and sharing experiences that make the abstract concept of safety become real.

Effective exit drill training

Compliance with fire drills is one of the largest issues for agencies seeking our workshops. Ineffective training can have tragic consequences. This was demonstrated and reported in the Grand Jury investigation into a group residence fire in Wells, NY, in which a series of errors and missteps during the fire could be traced to inappropriate escape planning and practice. Prevention 1st training includes:

  • Listening to reasons for non-compliance and exploring potential consequences;
  • Asking participants’ help in encouraging ‘resisters’ to appropriately exit a building when there is an alarm;
  • Helping them internalize the importance of exit plans and other fire and home safety strategies, and reinforcing their ability to keep themselves safe.

Learn more about our strategies in our free white paper: Beyond Compliance: Fire Drills and Fire Safety Training That Motivates Staff and the People They Serve

Contact Prevention 1st or call Molly Clifford at (585) 383-6507 about scheduling a training workshop for your agency. Grants are sometimes available to cover the cost of training.

A few selected organizations for which Prevention 1st has provided customized training to staff, volunteers and clients:

  • The Arc of Monroe
  • CDS Monarch
  • Catholic Family Center
  • The Child Care Council
  • Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc
  • Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Services Office
  • Flower City Habitat for Humanity
  • Heritage Christian Services
  • Hillside Children’s Center
  • Holy Childhood
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Lifespan
  • Monroe County Library System
  • NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control
  • Rochester City School District
  • Rochester Fire Department
  • Wilson Commencement Park

Prevention 1st also offers Safe at Home: Safety Training for People with Intellectual Disabilities, customized in-home safety training for individuals in the Rochester, NY area.

Prevention 1st is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends entirely on grants and donations to develop and distribute life-saving programs. If you like our work, please consider a donation.