Community Education Programs
The goal of our Community Education Programs is to provide our citizens with life saving information and to teach them skills to keep them safe through every stage of life. These programs include individual services, group presentations and community events.
Starting early, we partner with our elementary, middle and high schools educating and delivering age appropriate safety programs to our youth. We teach parents how to keep their kids safe at home, safe at play and safe in the car. We offer services for youth who misuse fire.
Our programs also extend into our adult community. We offer programs that teach adults and seniors how to prevent fires and injuries, how to prepare for emergencies, and how to respond to emergency situations at work and at home.
West Metro Fire Rescue’s Community Education Programs are made possible through partnerships with local agencies and businesses, community and corporate volunteers, grants, sponsorships and donations. We employ a cadre of certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, trained Speakers Bureau Presenters, a certified Public Fire Educator and Youth Fire Setter Intervention Specialist, our Fire Investigations Team and our on-duty fire crews to deliver our programs.
Please feel free to contact us via email or at (303) 989-4307 for more information regarding these programs.
AED / CPR
Cardiac arrests are the leading cause of adult death in this country. Many times, they happen in the home or at work. In those first few seconds, having someone nearby who knows how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and how to use an AED, or automatic external defibrillator, can mean the difference between life and death.
Chest compression-only CPR can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival.
If you see someone suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and then push hard and fast in the center of the chest. Giving good chest compressions is tiring. When others can help, switch chest compressors about every 2 minutes until EMS personnel can take over.
If an AED is available, turn it on and follow the voice instructions.
West Metro Fire Rescue refers requests for CPR, AED and First Aid training to local businesses and agencies who specialize in delivering these classes to the public.
Here are some places you can go for CPR, AED and First Aid training:
American Red Cross
American Heart Association
American Safety and Health Institute
There are also several local resources available for CPR/AED training.
Please check with your local recreation center or search online for local CPR and First Aid classes available for individuals, groups and businesses.
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