The Delaware State Fire School and the American Red Cross of Delaware were awarded a scholarship to attend a National Fire Prevention Association conference.

The Delaware State Fire School and the American Red Cross of Delaware were awarded a scholarship to attend a National Fire Prevention Association conference.  

The conference, Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, will be held Nov. 14-16 in San Antonio.  

Mike Lowe from the Delaware State Fire School will partner with Sharon Jefferson from the American Red Cross of Delaware. The team will participate in training to deliver the educational fire and falls prevention program. NFPA selected teams from 30 communities across the U.S. and Canada to participate. Teams include at least one member of the fire department partnered with an individual from an agency within the community that serves older adults.

The scholarship will cover training, materials and travel expenses and is valued at over $4,000.

After the conference, the team will return to Delaware and conduct group presentations and training sessions to prepare additional facilitators. Team members will also bring the program to older adults during home visits where they will tailor the Remembering When messages and help older adults identify changes that will increase home safety.  

For information, visit nfpa.org/rememberingwhen.