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Bronx, NY – On Thursday, January 25th, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Office of the Bronx Borough President joined Dr. Anderson Torres, President and CEO of R.A.I.N. (Regional Aid for Interim Needs), and the NYC Fire Department to host a Fire Safety Training Workshop with 60 seniors that were gathered at R.A.I.N. Parkchester Older Adults Center located at 1380 Metropolitan Avenue. There, they heard about fire safety, prevention, and how to obtain free fire and carbon-monoxide alarms that can be installed by the NYC Fire Department at no cost. This event is part of a series of workshops announced by Borough President Gibson at the start of this year to educate the public on fire safety, targeting seniors, public housing residents, and other at-risk communities.

“I want to thank our community partners for joining us this winter for the relaunch of our Fire Safety Education Workshop series,” said Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson. “We know these resources are essential to keeping our residents and families safe and to prevent the next tragic fire from occurring in our borough.”

The next Fire Safety Training Workshop is scheduled for January 27, 2024 at the Bronx Zoo’s Schiff Family Hall from 11am to 1:00 p.m. Participants will receive a free ticket to the Bronx Zoo and admission to one free exhibit.