Firefighters can do a presentation on fire safety or a related topic at the request of the group through the Fire Department. To arrange an SFFR member to visit a group function, simply contact the SFFR Public Education Office by calling (251) 626-8876. It is recommended that speakers be requested at least two weeks before the event. This is a free service of the Spanish Fort Fire Rescue Department.
Upon request, SFFR also will participate in local health fairs or expositions with an exhibition booth. A firefighter will staff the booth, which features a static display highlighting SFFR actions and fire and life safety, and be available to answer questions.
For information on fire and life safety presentations to Spanish Fort area schools including day care facilities, see School Presentation.
Firefighters visit schools within the Spanish Fort service area to deliver a message on fire and life safety; the presentations are divided into three separate formats targeted at specific age groups. All age groups are taught the dangers of playing with fire, what to do in case of a fire, and the importance of smoke alarms. Early childhood, kindergarten through second-grade classes are taught fire safety and tour an actual fire truck.
Firefighters also will schedule visits to local day care facilities upon request. They share basic fire safety information with children and show them the fire engine and what a firefighter looks like in bunker (firefighting) gear. The presentation focuses on teaching children that firefighters are their friends, not to play with matches and lighters, and how to safely exit the home in case of fire.
To schedule a presentation call the SFFR Public Education Office at 251-626-8876.