Students show team pride while staying fire-safe
Super Bowl weekend has arrived, and local high school students are creatively blending football and fire safety with the FDNY Foundation. The FDNY Foundation is partnering with Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School to educate local high school students about fire safety education. Students are receiving free smoke alarms after discussing fire safety tips with experts from the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit.
The smoke alarms are branded so that sports lovers can pay homage to their favorite teams while staying safe. Students were able to choose between alarms emblazoned with the logos of the New York Jets or the New York Giants. During the weekend, students are encouraged to share their team pride with a #FDNYSmart fire safety tip to their family and friends.
“The FDNY Foundation is committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers know how to protect themselves and their families from fire,” said FDNY Foundation Chairman Stephen Ruzow. “We want Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School’s students to realize the tremendous impact they can have when they share their fire safety knowledge with family and friends.”
The installation of smoke/CO alarms in homes is critical to fire safety. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that nationally, the risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half when there is a working smoke alarm. In New York City, the FDNY’s Bureau of Fire Investigations has determined that up to 70 percent of fire deaths in recent years have occurred in residences where there was no working smoke alarm.
For more information about the FDNY Foundation’s fire safety education programs, click here.