To the editor:
The Marblehead Fire Department would like to acknowledge Directress Barbara Spiess Miller of the Marblehead Female Humane Society for their generous donation to our Senior SAFE program.
SAFE and Senior SAFE is a Massachusetts Department of Fire Services grant program that the Marblehead Fire Department has participated in and received for the last 25 years. The grant provides funding for student fire education in our schools, and Senior SAFE is a partnership with Marblehead Council on Aging.
We are experiencing a delay in the distribution of funds at the state level. We had to put our home safety audits on hold due to lack of funding for supplies.
Sharon Doliber of the Marblehead Council on Aging reached out to the MFHS and secured a $3,000 donation for the purchase of over 40 smoke detectors, 20 carbon monoxide detectors and 20 residential lock boxes. These detectors and lock boxes will enable the Marblehead Fire Department and Marblehead Council on Aging to get back out and provide free detectors and lock boxes to our older residents.
Our program strives to buy local. Fred Ferris and Karl Smith of Marblehead Hardware have continually supported our program by providing high-quality and affordable products.
The Marblehead Fire Department