The Auburn Fire Department offers a series of on- and off-site programs for the community. If you'd like us to do fire prevention education at your business, or help determine the best escape route at your facility in the event of a fire, email the Fire Department.
- Calling 911
- Exit Drills
- Firefighters Are Our Friends
- Hot Spots in the Home
- Matches: Tools or Toys
- Station Tours
- Stop Drop & Roll
- Survive Alive House
During our Calling 911 program, we explain the difference between emergencies and non-emergencies. We also explain how 911 works, from the dispatcher to the firefighters, police officers, and paramedics who come to help. This is recommended for children in the first grade.
During this program, we emphasize the importance of having a fire drill in the home on a regular basis. Children and adults are taught the importance of a map with escape routes and meeting places. This is recommended for fourth-grade children.
Small children often find firefighters dressed in full firefighting gear to be frightening. This program provides children with the opportunity to meet firefighters in their everyday uniforms and talk with them about the importance of their full gear and how each piece protects them. This is recommended for children ages 4 to 6.
You are invited to join us at the fire department to learn about potential fire dangers in the home and changes you can make to prevent these areas from causing a fire in the home or injury to the family. This is recommended for families/groups with older children.
Children are taught that matches are to be used by adults only. With the help of a video, the children understand the devastating effects of playing with matches. This is recommended for children in the second grade.
Station tours offer a glimpse of what it is like to be a firefighter. We take you on a tour of the entire facility, including living quarters, training rooms, and offices. And, of course, tours always include the apparatus bays and the fire trucks-a favorite of all ages. This is recommended for all ages.
What do you do if your clothing catches on fire? This program teaches children the different ways their clothes might catch on fire, and how to avoid them. Children also are taught the proper stop-drop-roll technique. This is recommended for children in pre-school.
The Survive Alive House behind the station offers hands-on learning about fire safety and what to do if you suspect a fire in your home. Groups are taken through a simulated fire condition and taught how to safely exit the home. This is recommended for school groups.