Welcome to the JLS Memorial Foundation

On December 27, 2001, Jamie Lynn Sullivan died in a tragic house fire while sleeping over a friends house. It was just four days before her tenth birthday.

The cause of the fire is unknown, however, the cause of death is smoke inhalation. The home in which she was staying did not have operable smoke detectors because all three smoke detectors were without batteries. The Fire Marshall reported that had the smoke detectors been in working condition, Jamie would be alive today.

This foundation was created in 2002 to help prevent other tragic incidents like Jamie's from happening again.

From Our Newsroom

Join Us for Comedy for a Cause!

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 7:00 PM - Join us for a wonderful night of comedy at the Knights of Columbus, 2630 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. The cost is only $25 per person. Bring your own food, appetizers, snacks or whatever your heart desires. There will be a cash bar and yummy desserts. We have two of Hamden's own, opening the show - Stacy Klesyk and Mark Perrelli. Our headliner, Darren Rivera he has been entertaining audiences all across the United States for more than a decade ... [ more ]


Walk For Fire Safety Awareness!

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Brooksvale Park, Hamden. Registration will be at 9:00am with a Kids Fun Walk at 9:30 and Zumba Warm-Up at 9:45. All walkers will begin their 3 mile walk at 10 am on the Farmington Canal.┬áPlease consider walking with us - registration is only $20 per person. We are also asking for your support and are offering the Nine Volt Sponsor opportunity! ... [ more ]


Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives!

Smoke detectors can mean the difference between life and death. The smell of smoke usually will not wake you, in fact, the gases in smoke can put you in an even deeper sleep. Smoke detectors are your first line of defense against fire and can cut the risk of dying in a home nearly in half ... [ more ]


Ten Tips for Fire Safety

Smoke Detectors should be placed at every floor of your home, including your basement. Since bedroom doors should be closed to slow the spread of smoke and fire, alarms should be installed in bedrooms as well. For additional safety, dining rooms, hallways and utility rooms should also be protected. Test batteries at least every six months ... [ more ]





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