With support from the FDNY Foundation, the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit (FSEU) is bringing fire and life safety education to cultural events throughout the City in 2017. Recognizing the increase in cooking and use of electrical outlets during many holidays, the FSEU and the FDNY Office of Community Affairs are developing a full calendar of fire safety outreach events that correspond with major holidays.
The 2017 calendar kicks off with the Lunar New Year, commonly known as the Chinese New Year. This year the Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, January 28th and is marked with traditional ceremonies, parades and parties. The first fire safety education event was held on Friday, January 13th at Mott Street Senior Center in Manhattan. More than 140 people attended, receiving practical tips on kitchen and cooking safety; smoke/CO alarm awareness; and candle safety.
Socially and culturally-relevant fire safety education is critical to fire prevention and one of many initiatives funded by the FDNY Foundation. The FDNY Foundation and the FSEU aim to saturate communities with fire safety awareness. Our educational work is extensive and includes targeted, year-round outreach to high fire-risk neighborhoods and populations, free CPR training, the National Fire Prevention Week block party series and the Fire Zone’s daily programming in Rockefeller Center.
All Lunar New Year safety education presentations are open to the public and will have translators on hand. Other presentations taking place in January include:
Remember these important rules when cooking:
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For more information about fire safety outreach initiatives, please e-mail [email protected].