SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Approved Fire Protection in South Plainfield will celebrate ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’ on Thursday, April 28 with its 5th Annual Children’s Safety Event. The family-oriented program will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and feature free fun and educational activities for children.

Scheduled events include fire safety information from the South Plainfield Fire Department, including fire extinguisher training and a look inside a borough fire truck, and a K9 demonstration and gun safety course presented by officers of the South Plainfield Police Department. Members of the South Plainfield Rescue Squad will also be on hand providing safety information and tours of emergency vehicles.

This year’s Children’s Safety Event will also include free face painting and snacks and children will receive complimentary fire helmets and goody bags from the fire department. Additionally, children registered in advance will receive personalized fire safety certificates recognizing their participation at the event.

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According to Nicole Silva, event coordinator and office manager at Approved Fire Protection, the annual Children’s Safety Event program offers children a fun-filled afternoon along with the opportunity to learn how to stay safe.

“This event was started because we value family and we believe that safety education is the best way to protect the children within our community,” said Silva. “With the help of our community, we are proud to know that the children leave our event more conscious about staying safe in a variety of ways. The team and I always look forward to this event with the hopes of attracting a bigger audience each year.”

To RSVP for the 5th Annual Children’s Safety Event, email your child’s name and age to Nicole Silva at or Susan DiFrancesco at For additional information or to register over the phone, call (908) 755-2222, ext. 22 or 18.

Approved Fire Protection began in 1930 as a part-time business founded by Roswell E. Bolen and remains a family-run business. In 1982, Bolen’s grandson Bob Niper and two partners acquired Approved Fire Protection to sell, install and service all types of fire alarm and suppression systems. Today, Approved Fire Protection occupies over 12,000 square feet of industrial space on South Clinton and Saint Nicholas avenues in South Plainfield. Currently, Douglas Pein serves as President of the company while Niper’s two daughters Lisa Reuter as CFO and Diane Pein as COO – oversee operations. For more information, visit

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