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The Fire Prevention Bureau is also responsible for Fire and Life Safety Education in Douglas County. It is the goal of the Fire Prevention Bureau to deliver fire and life safety education to the citizens of Douglas County on a regular and ongoing basis.
Services and programs are available to all citizens of Douglas County through regularly scheduled community-wide events, including County Government Week; September Saturdays Festival; and Fire Prevention Week; as well as special programs to schools, childcare facilities, senior adult facilities and civic organizations; fire station tours, Fire Safety House training, and other programs.
Programs available include the following:
The Fire Prevention Bureau, in conjunction with dctv23, will provide monthly fire and life safety education spots on dctv23 and the county website.
Organizations interested in obtaining a speaker for a meeting or special event, or who wish to schedule a station tour, may contact us at 770-920-7484. Please contact us a minimum of 10 days prior to your event, so that we may schedule any necessary station apparatus and equipment to be available. Please bear in mind that we are a working, emergency response agency, and as such, equipment scheduled to be available for an education program is subject to call out on emergency calls at any time prior to or during the event.
Fire Station Tours
Trips to a fire station can be an exciting and educational experience for children of all ages. Douglas County Fire Department routinely schedules "station tours" for civic organizations and school field trips.
During station tours, educational components are geared towards general fire safety, fire drill preparedness and "a day in the life of a firefighter" for younger age groups. Lesson plans have been developed that are age appropriate and are timed specifically to the attention span of the audience. (Lessons can however, be individualized to meet the needs of a specific organization.) Our fire station tours and education are instructed by the Fire Prevention Bureau and/or the station company officer. Typical station tour allotted times are as follows:
Station tours are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis and are available:
The Fire Prevention Bureau requires a minimum of a 10-day notice to schedule any fire education event. Please allow a one business day turn around for all call backs.
Fire Safety House
The fire safety house is an educational tool used to teach fire prevention and fire survival in an interactive environment. The fire safety house is equipped with a living room, kitchen and bedroom and allows children to practice exiting techniques in a simulated smoke filled environment. The fire safety house is best suited for smaller aged children and does require more time than the traditional fire station tours provided. If your organization is looking to work on exit drills in the home, the fire safety house is for you! Procedures for booking the fire safety house are the same as scheduling a fire department station tour. Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 770-920-7484. There is no cost involved in utilizing this valuable resource, and the fire safety house will come to your location.
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