With a view to instill safety knowledge among students from a very young age, Underwriters Laboratories, together with the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and the Directorate of Education (DoE), Goa, launched the Safer Schools Safer India (SSSI) program in Goa in 2015. The program is targeted towards primary school students in grades 1 to 4 and revolves around the character named Bittoo who experiences, shares, and teaches children about the various fire safety practices that need to be followed on a day-to-day basis. It includes a training module for teachers which has short videos and worksheets on the subject of fire safety

The module is now available in four languages – English, Hindi, Kannada and Marathi.

Safer Schools Safer India film

Bittoo Fire Safety Module