Public Education Programs

The Prevention Division offers a variety of educational activities to inform the public about fire prevention and life safety initiatives. These programs are offered to citizens of all ages. Public Educators are available to present at schools, community events, homeowners associations, etc.


Community Programs

Fire Station Tours
Firefighters guide groups around their “second home.” Station Tours are recommended for ages 4 and up.

Fire Truck Display
A Fire Apparatus can be scheduled to visit any public setting (non-retail), for educational purposes. Firefighters display their equipment and will answer fire related questions. Supervised children can climb aboard to get a first hand look at the fire truck. Please note: We do not accommodate Birthday party request.

School Fire Safety & Show Truck Visit
Firefighters will provide age appropriate fire safety education, dress in firefighter gear, and will facilitate a touch-a-truck experience. Presentation is recommended for children ages 4 and up.


Fire and Life Safety Programs

Fire Extinguisher Training
Hands on fire extinguisher training that gives employees the knowledge and confidence, it takes to successfully use a portable fire extinguisher.

Fall Prevention for Seniors
Senior Citizens will learn life saving tips on how to prevent falls and fires.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Educate citizens of all ages on the traffic laws, and specific dangers associated with distracted drivers and pedestrians.

Child Occupant Safety & Heatstroke Awareness
Learn life saving tips on how to prevent child heatstroke and the importance of never leaving your child alone in or around a hot vehicle.

Water Safety and Drowning Prevention
Learn water safety at home and in and around pools, spas and open bodies of water.

Safe Sleep for Babies
Local facts, direct messages, and easy-to-remember tips for parents, caregivers, and everyone caring for babies.

Seasonal Holiday Safety
The Holiday Season presents fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. Educators will present potential fire risks during the holidays.

Distracted Driving Awareness/Prom Promise
Public Educators and community partners will educate High School students on the dangers of distracted driving.

Home SAFE
This program provides free smoke alarms, fall prevention tips, and pool safety checks to homeowners in our City.

Juvenile Fire Setting Intervention
This program may prevent a child from a criminal record and entry into the juvenile justice system. We provide assigned course work and educational classes and assist with letters of apology.


Affiliations

SPFR is proud to combine life saving efforts with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, SAFE KIDS, a National Injury Prevention Coalition targeting Children 0-18 years of age, and JWB Sleep Baby Safely. Areas of focus include:

  • Water/Pool Safety & Drowning Prevention
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Poison Prevention
  • Baby Sleep Safety

For more information, call 727-893-7218 or email us. If you're ready to schedule a SPFR appearance, visit the Forms & Requests page to fill out a Public Education/Community Outreach Request form.