Public Education Division
The Public Education Division manages several programs aimed at providing fire safety and accident prevention education and training.
FISE (Firefighters In Safety Education): Pre-school at risk children are taught safety behaviors utilizing the Firefighter In Safety Education (FISE) program. The FISE program has developed curriculum for Kindergarten thru 2nd grades, and 3rd grade thru 5th grades. Seven basic skills are taught including:
Remembering When: Senior Fire Safety and Fall Prevention Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for older adults was developed by NFPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible.
Remembering When is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention - developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus group testing in high-fire-risk states. This presentation is paired by the Emergency Services Specialist and Robert Paugh, a senior citizen within our community.
Safety Trailer Education: Educate children in basic emergency preparedness and fire safety utilizing the Fire Safety Trailer.
Child Car Seat Safety Education Program: Partnering with Safe Kids, this is a program to help educate parents on the importance of making sure car seats and booster seats are used correctly. Educate parents on how to install the car seat, safely strap the baby in, risks in the vehicle and the importance of car seats.
Fire Safety and Extinguisher Training: Train members of our community fire safety and how to properly use a fire extinguisher.
CPR: Educate the community, CERT’s, schools, students and parents the importance of performing life-saving techniques in early CPR.
We do not get to pick when or where a natural disaster or catastrophe takes place. We must all be prepared. You can participate in training and be part of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) or receive Personal Emergency Preparedness training to be ready in your own household. Visit the following links to learn more: