The town has been awarded $5,786 and $3,218, respectively, in grant funding through the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE Programs for the 2014 fiscal year.
The funding will support fire safety education programs for students and seniors in Franklin.
State Senators Richard Ross, R-Wrentham and Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, and State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, announced the awards Friday.
In a statement, Ross said: “The S.A.F.E. Program has a longstanding history of success in educating Massachusetts children about fire safety and prevention. With the creation of the Senior SAFE Program, I hope that we are able to build upon that success and reach new populations with a high risk of fire-related injury and death.”- See more at: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140110/NEWS/140119935#sthash.CNqmJlBG.dpuf