19Saint Paul Fire Facts 2004 -2010 = 15 fire deaths Two 80+ yr olds, all others yrs.10 out of 15 or 66% Male80% in single family80% poorest neighborhoodsTime of day was not a factor6 smoking, 2 cooking, 1 electrical,1 child-set, 2 burns, 2 undetermined,1 suspicious
203-Year Fire Causes 35% all fires cooking related 60% of all structure fires cooking related65% occurred in single family dwellingsMajority of fires happened in:Frog Town, North End, Lower Eastside, West Side
21Saint Paul Emergency Medical Runs RespiratoryCardiacFalls
22Community Risk Reduction Programming Based on data, trends, and demographicsCustomer drivenProblem solvingPrevention orientedDepartment-wide
23Health Promotion Programs * Blood Pressure screenings * Free pedometers through stations* Employee health promotionPedometers and Ht Healthy Cookbook* Fire Fit (Our Dream)Events* Celebrate A Health Heart!* CPR training classes* Neighborhood-based eventse.g. Polly’s Coffee Cove, Station 18 Centennial
24Injury Prevention Highlights Risk WatchFire Play Intervention ProgramFollow The Footsteps To Fire SafetyHome Safety Literacy ProjectRemembering WhenSafe Kids Fun NightsSmoke alarm and CO detector give-away ProgramProject Safe HavenStation Tours and Community presetations
25Risk Watch Topics The eight risk areas covered in Risk Watch are: • motor vehicle safety• fire and burn prevention
27St. Paul Injuries to Children Ages 0 – 14 8-year Study
28Results In 6 years, total injuries down 23% falls – down 25% motor vehicle injuries – down 32%bike injuries – down 53%airway obstruction incidents – down 9%pedestrian injuries – down 26%burns – already low, down by 32%other injuries – down 31%
29More ResultsFor 11 years, 15% improvement in safety knowledge test scores (Risk Watch)86% reduction in children setting fires (from 200+ to 28 per year).Recidivism rate of children who have successfully completed the Fire Play Intervention Program is less than 1%.
30More ResultsFollow The Footsteps To Fire Safety has been presented to over 70,000 preschool and kindergarten children.Fires and pediatric burns in St. Paul are among the lowest in the nation compared to cities of similar size.From , no fire deaths in Saint Paul of those at highest risk – the elderly and the very young – who are populations targeted by current fire department public education programs.
31Mayor’s Initiatives #1 Ready for School, Ready for Life Continue to expand programs in Head Start, preschools, ECFE and other early childhood programs with a focus on literacy.Expand the current Home Safety Literacy program.
32Mayor’s Initiatives #2 Safe Streets and Safe Homes Develop partnerships and maintain proactive strategies that positively affect human behaviors leading to fires, unintentional injuries and chronic disease development.Continue offering programs that engage and empower youth – Safe Kids Fun Nights, No school day programs, SafetyCamps, Risk Watch, Fire Play Intervention Program.
33Mayor’s Initiatives # 4 Communities = Healthy Living Promote optimal health and safety of the community by developing programs affecting specific health behaviors such as increased physical activity.Add value to the city’s efforts to improve our pedestrian streetscapes through programs that teach pedestrian, bike and motor vehicle safety such as Risk Watch, Fun Nights and Safe Routes to Schools.
34Making St. Paul The Most Livable City in America by Preventing Injuriesand Chronic Diseasein our Community.