What is S.A.F.E. ?

Life on the streets takes on a whole new meaning when you're a firefighter/paramedic. The streets are where the crashes occur... where the windshields are shattered... where the injuries are violent... where lives are forever changed. It's these kinds of life-changing experiences that create the backdrop for a dramatic, gripping program called Street Smart presented by Stay Alive from Education (S.A.F.E.).

The Street Smart program takes the audience into the real-life drama experienced by firefighter/paramedics as they work to save the lives of individuals who have made poor choices when it comes to distracted driving, drinking or using drugs, impaired driving or getting in the vehicle with an impaired driver and the non-compliance of seat belts.

A team of two state-certified firefighter/ paramedics walks participants through what happens at a trauma scene using the medical equipment they employ daily in their jobs. From taking a pulse, to loading the victim onto a backboard, to simulating an IV-line being inserted, participants can see and feel what it's like to try to save a life, and what it's like to be the victim.

They learn the stories behind the crashes, they hear the choices that individuals were given, and they see the irresponsible actions played out. Participants come to know the power that comes from making the right choices, from choosing not to drink or use drugs, from choosing to wear a seat belt and they come to understand the consequences that come with their actions and the importance and value of their own lives and how poor choices can impact others.

Featuring photos and descriptions of real-life trauma incidents, Street Smart is a no-holds-barred presentation that gets participants involved.

Our paramedics lead a discussion on the importance of participants making responsible decisions concerning their safety that compels them to participate. Street Smart is not a lecture. It is a real-life view of their options.

In addition, participants learn to recognize emergency medical procedures that can help reduce anxiety in a trauma situation, benefiting not only the patient, but also rescue and emergency room personnel. Street Smart is presented by members of Stay Alive From Education (S.A.F.E.), a non-profit organization created by firefighter/paramedics in Florida, dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities.

This program has �?� reached over one million participants around the world with its powerful message when it comes to decisions on distracted driving, impaired driving, drug use and compliance of seat belts.

The leading cause of death and injury amongst young adults in the United States is from trauma caused by accidents. Driving behaviors of young adults cause the majority of these accidents.

Young adults are causing many of their own trauma related deaths and injuries.

Stay Alive From Education (S.A.F.E.) presenters of Street Smart is a non-profit organization dedicated to making participants aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not wearing seat belts, and the trauma associated with these dangers. The goal of the S.A.F.E. program is to offer information that will allow participants to make rational decisions concerning their safety and well being, thus reducing injuries and fatalities, giving them the opportunity to become more responsible and remain healthy adults.

Our Mission Statement

To help adults and teens learn behaviors that mitigate their death and injury through providing interactive educational opportunities for them that address these behaviors; by influencing educators within the school systems, military safety programs or business that put a high value on safety with their employs and family. We hope integrate these educational opportunities in these settings to communicate to he value society puts on insuring that all responsible adults should practice protective behaviors.

Overall Goal of SAFE

To reduce and to eliminate trauma related death and injury due to high-risk behaviors and of incidence of trauma related death and injury of adults and teens nationwide.

Program Description

This program is presented by Firefighter Paramedics who share their real life work experiences. S.A.F.E. works to significantly decrease the percentage of death and injury due to trauma by delivering to participants nation wide field-tested interactive workshop designed for adults/teens and; b) insuring that schools, military leadership and responsible corporations play their in part in insuring the practice of protective behaviors.

Since 1992, SAFE has reached out across the world demonstrating and delivering this powerful message.