This page highlights how an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) was used to upgrade a generator at the Wooster Township Fire Department. The new generator helped eliminate interruptions in service calls. This page is intended for fire departments and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service organizations (EMS).
Injury Prevention Taught To Children 14 and Younger
Snohomish County Fire District 8
LAKE STEVENS, WA -- The grant will be used to support Fire District 8's Risk Watch program in schools; pay for a fire prevention and falls safety program for seniors, including smoke alarm installation; and pay for an address sign campaign to provide visible address signs for Fire District 8 residents.
The noncompetitive award was made through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, administered by the Office for Domestic Preparedness in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The grants recognize fire departments and other organizations for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs.
Lake Stevens was one of the 22 communities in North America to implement Risk Watch in 1999 in 25 classrooms. It's now expanded to more than 130 classrooms and 3,000 students per year.
The City of Lake Stevens, WA is a national role model for its implementation of the National Fire Protection Association's Risk Watch program in Lake Stevens' schools.
Risk Watch is an injury prevention program addressing the eight leading causes of injury and death to children 14 years and younger. Lake Stevens was one of the 22 communities in North America to implement Risk Watch in 1999 in 25 classrooms. It has now expanded to more than 130 classrooms and 3,000 students per year.
"This award will really bring safety home for Lake Stevens residents," said U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell about the award. "These programs educate students, seniors, and the community as a whole on how to protect their friends, families, and themselves should a dangerous situation arise."
For information about Risk Watch, fire prevention and safety for seniors, or the address sign campaign, call Fire Prevention Specialist Robert Marshall at 425-334-3034.
Risk Watch is an injury prevention program addressing the eight leading causes of injury and death to children 14 years and younger.