Community Education Program
The goal of our Community Education Programs is to provide our citizens with lifesaving 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.
Please take a moment to make sure you are doing all you can to protect your own home and the people who live there.
Have a plan
Start with the basics:
Prepare your home:
- Use a home safety checklist to identify and correct any fire hazards.
- Have working smoke alarms and CO alarms in your home: on every level and near all sleeping areas.
- Sleep with bedroom doors closed.
- Create a home escape plan.
- Know two ways out of your home.
- Establish a safe meeting place.
- Practice your home escape plan.
Prepare for emergencies:
- Create your own safety profile online at Smart911.com.
- Have a File of Life completed for any family members with medical issues.
- Register for Code Red emergency notification and check out your county’s website for emergency alert information.
Prevent fires and burns:
- Establish a three-foot safety clearance around all hot surfaces or open flames.
- Lock up matches and lighters – keep them out of reach from children.
- Get rid of any flaming candles and only use battery operated candles in your home.
Additional safety information for your home:
- Post the Poison Control Center phone number with your emergency numbers: 1-800-222-1222
- Register with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to receive product safety information and notification regarding product recalls.
- Use Safe Kids Worldwide’s safety tips and home safety checklist to go room by room through your home.
Life Safety Links
- Construction & Building Services
- Construction Permit Applications
- Code Compliance
- Community Education
- Community Involvement
- Community Risk Reduction
- Residential Info & Programs