The Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Association
Funding for Keys to Safety is provided through DHS/FEMA’s Grant Program Directorate for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - Fire Prevention and Safety Grants.
Learn more at fema.gov/firegrants
The Home Safety Council
The Home Safety Literacy Project Kit available through Keys to Safety was developed by the Home Safety Council (HSC). HSC is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home-related injuries that result in nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits on average each year. Through national programs, partnerships, and the support of volunteers, HSC educates people of all ages to be safer in and around their homes. The Home Safety Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in Washington, DC. Learn more at homesafetycouncil.org.
The Syracuse Fire Department
The Syracuse Fire Department in Syracuse, NY contributed staff time and expertise to enrich the Keys to Safety project on both the national and local levels. Special thanks to Firefighters Rachel Wood and Rodney Mattison, who are featured in the Keys to Safety lesson about the role firefighters play in the community, and to Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention Steve Cavuto for his enthusiastic efforts to coordinate the collaboration with ProLiteracy and to promote the project within the community of Syracuse. Learn more about the Syracuse Fire Department at http://www.syracuse.ny.us/Fire_Department.aspx.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Palm Beach Country Fire Rescue contributed staff time for evaluation of the Keys to Safety lesson materials. Dr. Gerri Penney, Community Education Coordinator, shared her expertise in fire and life safety with the Keys to Safety team to ensure that the content in the lessons is both accurate and appropriate. Learn more about Palm Beach County Fire Rescue at pbcfr.org.
Onondaga County Department of Emergency Communications
The example emergency calls recorded to supplement the Keys to Safety Calling for Help lesson were produced at the Onondaga County 911 Center in Syracuse, NY. Thank you to PSD Tim Ellis and the entire Onondaga County Department of Emergency Communications for their valuable contribution to the project. Learn more at ongov.net/911/.
ProLiteracy is grateful to the Home Safety Council, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the Syracuse Fire Department, the Onondaga County Department of Emergency Communications, and the DHS/FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for their continued efforts to provide accurate and effective fire prevention and safety information to all audiences.