In the past fraternal year, California Masons launched a statewide effort to bring crucial fire safety training to children at California public schools through Firefighters in Safety Education (FISE), a program developed by the prestigious Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF).
The FISE program brings working firefighters into classrooms to educate children on life-saving fire safety techniques, such as “stop drop and roll,” how to call 9-1-1, and how to escape from a fire in the home.
Thanks to the generous support of our members, the FISE program will provide life-saving fire safety lessons to 200,000 more students throughout the State of California, reaching communities small and large, urban and rural. This is a remarkable accomplishment of which all California Masons should be proud.
And, there’s another reason to celebrate: Because of the FISE program’s current success in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), administrators have made fire and burn prevention education mandatory, beginning in the 2016 school year. AARBF staff hopes that more districts will follow in SFUSD’s footsteps.
The AARBF thanks California Masons for their generosity and commitment to keeping children fire safe.
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