Brewster Fire/Rescue is pleased to announce it has accepted delivery of a new state-of-the-art Fire and Life Safety Education trailer that was mutually funded through a $35,500.00 Federal Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention Grant, a $5,000 donation from the Brewster Fire/Rescue Association, and a 5% match of $1,775.00 from a fire department grant match funding article.
The trailer which was built by Surrey Fire Safety House, a division of the Walters Group located in Napoleon Ohio comes with a modern group of fire safety education props that will provide our certified Public Educators and other Brewster firefighters the ability to educate a variety of school aged children and other age groups on smoke detector use, cooking safety, surviving a fire, crawling low in smoke, fall safety, 911 notification, and exit drills in the home.
The department plans to utilize this unique fire safety educational resource to enhance the level of fire prevention awareness and daily fire and life safety of the residents of our community. To meet this objective we have developed a robust strategic plan that includes employing the trailer in our schools during fire prevention week, utilizing the unit to present fire safety programs at Fire Department Open House and other selected Town events, and in pre-planned appearances throughout the community during the upcoming implementation of our new and innovative “Visit the Neighborhood” program.
The Brewster Fire/Rescue Department would like to thank the members of the Select Board and our residents for supporting this grant application and the Brewster Fire/Rescue Association for their generous $5,000 donation that enabled us to move this project to realization. We look forward to using this outstanding fire safety resource to educate our residents and visitors to the community for many years to come.