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Bureau of Community Risk Reduction

Student Education

Shawn Steele, SAFE Coordinator

The AFRD has enjoyed a long standing relationship with the Auburn Public Schools and many of our private schools and daycares. The BCRR through the Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) Program provides fire education programs to one of our most vulnerable populations both in the school setting and beyond. For over 30 years the department has held our annual poster contest in conjunction with the Auburn Public Schools where student's grades 2-5 draw posters based on a fire prevention theme. The posters are judged and 2 winners from each grade are selected and there is overall first and second place winners who take home a brand new bicycle. Since the implemtation of the SAFE program over 20 years ago there has been a dramatic decrease in fire death and injury to children.