The Wellesley Fire Department will be able to continue its educational fire safety programs for students and elders thanks to more than $7,000 in grant money, according to Chief Rick DeLorie.
The department received $4,540 for its Student Awareness Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) program and $2,796 for its Senior SAFE program. The department’s fire-safety educators share their knowledge under the direction Lt Paul Delaney and Lt Matt Corda.
These programs range from school visits to the Teen Summer Rescuer Program that is run with the Wellesley Youth Commission to Senior Safety Events and July Jubilation Smokehouses.
WFD installed over 60 smoke and CO detectors during the month of January for senior citizens through a program with the Council on Aging.