Community Safety Programs
o Child Passenger Safety: A certified child passenger safety technician will speak to your organization about the importance of properly restraining infants, toddlers and children in car seats. Individual car seat checks are conducted free of charge at Palm Harbor fire stations by appointment. Outside of Palm Harbor, please call 892-KIDS.
o Fire Station Tours: Firefighters will take you on a tour of their “second home”. See where firefighters live, sleep, cook and eat while on duty, and learn about the job of a firefighter. Visit the engine bay and see fire trucks, equipment, and their specialized gear. Tours are about 1 hour long, and are recommended for children ages 4 and up.
o Engine Demonstrations: Firefighters will bring their trucks to your school and discuss safety, their jobs, and show students firsthand the equipment and gear they carry. Trucks can also be scheduled to appear at special events in places of public assembly.
o In-School Presentations: Public Educators come into the classroom and present lessons for children of any age on your choice of safety topics, including: fire safety, bike and pedestrian safety, poison prevention, water safety, car and booster seat use, or using 9-1-1. Lessons incorporate videos, visuals, songs, and hands-on activities.
o Business Fire Extinguisher Training: We will visit your place of business and train your employees how and when to successfully use a fire extinguisher. Training sessions consist of an educational video and literature, a question and answer period, and if time allows, can include a hands-on demonstration using a fire extinguisher on a real fire.
o Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness: Our staff can answer your questions and help members of your group plan for the threat of a hurricane or other natural disaster. Resource guides are provided that give guidelines and helpful hints on preparing your home or business, explain sheltering options, and describe evacuation procedures.
o Safety for Seniors: Specialized programs designed for our national treasures! Our older residents are some of the most vulnerable to injury from burns, poisonings, and falls. Our presentation will address fire and injury prevention in and around the home, include a question and answer period, and leave you with lots of informational literature.
o Safety Displays: Large event, career day, or health fair? We’ll come and set up a table full of informational and educational brochures and giveaways, custom to your needs.
o In-Home Safety: Our firefighters or educators will come to your home to install a free battery operated smoke alarm, check any of your existing alarms, or give you a pool safety, falls prevention (for seniors), or home safety inspection.