Fire Education /Community Risk Reduction
The Public Education Section is a joint effort by the suppression and administrative staff. This section informs the public on the importance of fire safety and health through community service involvement education and preventive measures.
FD Service Programs
To address the growing concern of fire safety, the Fire Department has created and implemented several aggressive proactive community service programs:
|Early warning by smoke alarms have been credited with saving thousands of lives and property. This program, funded through grant monies received from the CDC Injury Prevention Section, allows us to provide free smoke alarms to citizens of East Point.
|Upon request, members of the Fire Department will complete a walk-through inspection of an individuals residence pointing out any fire safety concerns such as frayed electrical cords, items placed too close to water heaters, the need for smoke alarms, etc.
| This community-based program is designed to train citizens to handle emergencies until fire personnel can arrive in case of major disaster.
Graduates of this program are also called to assist the Fire Department in blood pressure monitoring and first aid during community events. The curriculum includes:
- CPR Training
- First Aid
- Home Escape and Disaster Planning
- Smoke Alarm Installation
- Fire Extinguisher
- Home Inspection Training
Students were also required to ride along on the fire truck.
|This is a mobile classroom trailer that caters to preschool and elementary age children. The trailer has a living room with a fireplace, kitchen and a bedroom to simulate a real home environment. Children are able to learn dangers within the home, kitchen safety tips and home escape plans.
This equipment educates approximately 11,000 students each year.