Saginaw school board trustees were briefed Wednesday, March 20 on the Sound Off fire prevention program being delivered to elementary school students.

Fire Department Lt. Aileen Pettinger  says financing is through a FEMA grant with Saginaw being the first in Michigan to have the initiative. She added students learn how to maintain smoke detectors while developing an escape plan and says students involved in the program who don’t have smoke detectors have them delivered and installed by department firefighters who come in a fire truck.