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Middletown father makes fire safety his number one priority

MIDDLETOWN – A Middletown father is on a mission to promote fire safety, following his daughter’s passing away. Jeff Block started the One Innocent ...
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MIDDLETOWN - A Middletown father is on a mission to promote fire safety, following his daughter's passing away.

Jeff Block started the One Innocent Life Foundation after his 21-year-old daughter, Eva, was killed in a fire in 2012 while she was living off-campus while attending Marist College. Two other students died in the fire as well.

Now, Block is taking things a step further by working with Middletown Police and Wesleyan University to simulate fires, as a way to teach fire safety.

On the organization's website, Block says, "My daughter died because she didn't have a plan for what to do in the event of a fire," and now he wants to make sure other students are prepared.

To learn more about One Innocent Life and how it's working to save lives, click here.