WHO: This program will be led by Molly Clifford, the Executive Director of Community Health Strategies. Previously Molly served as Director of Fire Administration for the Rochester Fire Department (RFD), supporting fire prevention programs, code enforcement and community outreach. A graduate of Cornell University, she has also been active in the disabilities community as a Board member of the Regional Center for Independent Living and as the City of Rochester representative on the City-County Council for People with Disabilities. Molly is also on the Board of Directors of Mary’s Place Outreach, which supports refugee families recently resettled in Rochester.

WHAT: The play safe! be safe! fire safety workshop presented by BIC, Fireproof Children, The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, Fire Prevention Division in partnership with the Center of Childcare Careers and Boston Children’s Hospital.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017; Check-in at 8:30AM; Workshop from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.

WHERE:                       College of the Holy Cross

                                Hogan Center, 4th Floor, Suite A/B

1 College Street

                                Worcester, MA 01610              

DETAILS: In this engaging workshop, play safe! be safe! offers adults a unique chance to better understand the intriguing world of fire from the perspective of children. Specifically geared towards safety educators, teachers, daycare providers, and other community agencies, the workshop uses statistics gathered by the National Fire Protection Agency to give participants a better understanding of how young children understand and react to fire. BIC provides a play safe! be safe! multimedia to help attendees visually understand the dangers associated with children and fire, and to bring a greater awareness of fire prevention methods and safety skills to the local community.

SPONSOR: The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, Fire Prevention Division in partnership with the Center of Childcare Careers and Boston Children’s Hospital.

About play safe! be safe!: This award-winning fire safety program was developed by BIC Corporation, located in Shelton, CT in cooperation with educators and fire safety experts. Since its introduction in 1994, BIC Corporation has distributed more than over 115,000 play safe! be safe! kits, and has sponsored fire safety training workshops in nearly all U.S. states and Canadian provinces. For more information, visit                http://www.playsafebesafe.com/.