FIRE AND INJURY PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION
The New York State
Association of Firesafety Educators was organized May 30, 1987. It's purpose is to promote fire and life safety through
the sharing of concepts and program information by fire and life safety educators throughout the state. The scope of
this work includes fire and life safety, fire and injury prevention, arson prevention, and burn prevention
The purpose of NYSAFE
is to bring the fire and life safety educators of New York State together to provide a network for fraternity,
educational enrichment, and increased involvement of all segments of the community in fire and life safety education.
The Association's objective is to improve the educational standards and opportunities for all fire and life safety educators
and spread the fire and life safety message throughout our communities.
The primary educational
effort of the New York State Association of Firesafety Educators is to encourage all of its members to participate in, and
cooperate with all other emergency service organizations in fire and life safety education efforts, including the promotion
of the state-wide EDITH drills conducted annually during the Wednesday evening during Fire Prevention
The New York State Association of Firesafety
Educators is incorporated as a 501 (c)3 Not-For-Profit Education Association in the State of New York.
Home Heating Safety
Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from
heating equipment, such as the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable heater.
Only use heating equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
Never use your oven for heating.
Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters
or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected annually by
a qualified professional.
Turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
For fuel burning space heaters, always use the proper fuel as specified by the manufacturer
Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to prevent sparks from flying into the room
and burn only dry, seasoned wood. Allow ashes to cool before disposing in a tightly covered metal container, which is kept
at least 10 feet away from the home and any other nearby buildings. Douse and saturate with water.
For wood burning stoves, install chimney connectors and chimneys following manufacturer’s
instructions or have a professional do the installation.
Amanda's Law will go into
effect February 22, 2010. It will require ALL new
and existing residential properties to install and mantain carbon monoxide detectors in dwelling units. This includes
single and multiple family homes, apartment buildings, dorms, etc. It was passed into State Law in late 2009, and is
named after a young girl who tragically die after carbon monoxide piosoning at friend's home in Western NY.
For more information , go to www.dos.state.ny.us/code/COAlarm.htm#amandalaw.