The AFRD has enjoyed a long standing relationship with the Auburn Public Schools and many of our private schools and daycares. The BCRR through the Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) Program provides fire education programs to one of our most vulnerable populations both in the school setting and beyond. For over 30 years the department has held our annual poster contest in conjunction with the Auburn Public Schools where student's grades 2-5 draw posters based on a fire prevention theme. The posters are judged and 2 winners from each grade are selected and there is overall first and second place winners who take home a brand new bicycle. Since the implementation of the SAFE program over 20 years ago there has been a dramatic decrease in fire death and injury to children.
The BCRR works closely with the Senior Center and Council on Aging to address issues and concerns with our seniors. Educational programs such as medication safety, fall prevention and home fire safety just to name a few are offered several times per year. We also offer blood pressure clinics and install working smoke detectors if requested. The goal of the BCRR is to be available to our seniors to address questions and concerns they may have and to provide quality educational programs and information to reduce their risk of injury.
The File of Life program was started in the early 1990's to assist the first responder's with easy access to pertinent medical information such as what medications you take, medication allergies, your name, date of birth and what medical conditions you have. All of this information assists with treating you and it also helps by spending less time on scene looking for vital information.
The Community Health & Wellness Division is committed to collaborate and advocate with other departments and organizations to increase the community's capacity to meet health and wellness needs of our citizen's. It serves as the liaison between agencies such as the Council on Aging, Board of Health and the Visiting Nurses Association to ensure that under-served populations don't slip through the cracks and help facilitate additional services to an individual or family that may be in need. The division also partners with Auburn Youth & Family Services to provide babysitting courses to young adults.