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Parsippany Elks is seeking donations for a new Fire Safety Trailer

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany-Troy Hills Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks are raising funds to replace the existing Fire Safety Trailer to continue the education of children, families, and businesses in the Township of Parsippany for fire safety.

The Fire Safety Trailer program was started in the mid-1980s by the Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Department, District #3.

In 1997, the Township of Parsippany entered into a joint effort with all Township Fire Districts and purchased a new Fire Safety Trailer which, over the 21 years of service has been able to help educate over 50,000 children and families.

The Fire Safety Trailer consists of a full-size replica kitchen, living room, and bedroom with props in order to educate the specific dangers within that area. As the threat of fires continue the increase in participant numbers continues to rise, rising 31% over the past 16 years. The trailer has been used every year at 13 schools throughout the town, serving approximately 3,886 participants, as well as public outreach programs.

Currently, the Township of Parsippany is unable to utilize the fire safety trailer that has served for 21 years, due to safety concerns from the wear and tear over its lifetime.

The funds that are raised will help support the purchase of a new trailer and needed accessories to be able to continue this program.

In addition, the new trailer will serve in numerous different areas introducing specific tools for business and industrial education.

The new trailer would consist of many different hands on applications, reinforcing the “Prevention through Education” model of the Parsippany Division of Fire Prevention.

If you are interested in providing a donation for the Fire Safety Trailer, please make the check payable to Parsippany-Troy Hills Elks Lodge #2078 and mail to 230 Parsippany Road, Parsippany NJ 07054 and enclose a note stating that the donation is for the “Fire Safety Trailer”.

If you have any questions please call Joe Serrecchia at (973) 332-3480.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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