Most fires and injuries are preventable. Educating the public about how to survive a fire and prevent fires from starting is an important responsibility of the modern day fire service. Public fire and life safety education programs provide a way for the fire service to reach into the community and encourage positive change. Working together, the fire service and the communities they serve can reduce the loss of life and property from fire.
As part of our Public Education Program, Mission Fire/Rescue Service offers free public education sessions and guided tours at Fire Station No.1 to schools, community groups, and businesses. Our educational programs include:
- Fire Safety Education (kindergarten to seniors)
- School programs
- Hazard House
- Fire extinguisher training
- Lectures/training for businesses
- Fire Station tours
- Fire Safety displays
- Juvenile Firesetter program
When planning your tour or public education session please keep the following tips in mind:
- They must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
- Tours are approximately 30 minutes long.
- Public education sessions are approximately one hour.
- All participants must be at least five years of age.
- Each group is limited to twenty-five people and we require at least one adult per five children. Adult supervision must be maintained throughout the visit.
For small groups of four people or less you can just stop by the Fire Station. If the crew is not busy they will be happy to show you the Station.