Preventing fires requires everyone to be alert every day to all acts, omissions and dangers that cause fires. This year, the Stoughton Fire Department in partnership with a group of Art Students from The Robert G. O'Donnell Middle School will help teach these students this valuable lesson by participating in the Arson Watch Reward Program annual fire safety poster contest sponsored by the Property and Casualty Insurance Companies of Massachusetts and Rhode Island in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.
Fire safety education is important at any age level, but especially for children. Many children who play with fire do not realize the dangers and injuries their play can cause. 40% of all set fires involve children; 65% are caused by youths between the ages of 5 and 9 years old who are simply curious about fire. The majority of these fires involves matches or lighters and occurs where there is the most danger to lives and property…your home.
The annual theme is: Fire Safety - Everyone/Every day.
See brochures and publications from the United States Fire Administration (USFA) on fire safety for ideas.