Community Education



For several years now, the Fairhaven Fire Department has participated in a Massachusetts State Grant that funds the Fire Education of children in the school system. S.A.F.E. stands for Student Awareness of Fire Education. The Safe Program since it inception in 1995, reduced the number of fire deaths annually of children under the age of 18 by 72%. For more information regarding the SAFE program please click here.

Each school year firefighters enter the pre-schools and elementary schools to teach children the dangers of Fire.

Senior SAFE

In addition to educating Children, the SAFE team also educates the senior population through another Massachusetts State Grant known as Senior SAFE. This program is designed to educate seniors on fire safety including but not limited to, fire safety means of egress, stove safety, and general safety issues. More information regarding Senior Safe can be found here.

The SAFE team also works with the Fire Department Administration in providing feedback and recommendations to area businesses fire safety plans. We review exit plans, policies, procedures, and training recommendations to their staff.

Fire Educators for these programs are:

Troy DeCouto

  • Troy DeCouto - Program Director
  • Sean Harrington - Progam Assistant Director
  • S.A.F.E. can be reached at (508) 994-1428 x 2108

To request services, please click here to contact the program director.

For Information regarding Fire Safety click here.