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The “Paws for Safety” program was held in February intended as an outreach to the Tufts University student community with the goal of preventing injury and property damage from fire, smoke and water from sprinkler activation by raising awareness.

The 3 days of the Tufts Paws for Safety event involved 21 trained therapy dogs (many different breeds –from Chihuahua to St. Bernard!) and their 19 handlers- all volunteers. Thank you.

The 2 day event was organized jointly between the Tufts University public safety/EHS organizations and the Tufts community (students, faculty, and staff) – with the Therapy Dogs as the common attraction that attracted the attention of busy people. The dogs were the real stars of the show… and the primary source of warmth and smiling faces!

Tufts Fire Safety Office staff were able to interact with approximately 500 individuals and distributed small rulers imprinted with Fire Safety Office website and telephone contact information.

We plan to make this an annual event. We may organize the event in early December next year and address the fire hazards associated with the holiday season- candles, dry evergreens and hanging electrical lights- all festive but potentially harmful.

For more information on this and other programs and events, please contact us at
Fire Safety
419 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-2745 telephone
(617) 627-3116 facsimile