Public education through fire prevention awareness is one of the most important responsibilities of the Fire Prevention Bureau. Through an extensive library of videos, films and programs, Fire Department personnel continually deliver fire and life-safety education to children and adults throughout the community’s schools, day care centers, senior living facilities and businesses.
The busiest time of year for the Fire Prevention Bureau is during Fire Prevention Week. Each year during the month of October, the fire department public education team members visit local schools to teach children fire and home safety. Fire Prevention Week culminates with Open House, usually held at the beginning of the week, where families can come visit the fire station to see the fire apparatus, participate in fun and games and learn more about the fire department. Families are welcome to take a tour of the fire stations at any time throughout the year.
For additional information or to schedule a fire department’s public education program, please contact the fire department at 847-251-1101, or via email.