Public Education

Fire Rescue provides public fire and life safety education to Citrus County schools, day cares, businesses, and other organizations. Our fire, life safety and fire extinguisher programs may be tailored to the specific needs of a business, group of citizens or visitors.

Pre-school through adult programs are available. Pre-school and elementary programs are encouraged and enjoyed by both our staff, teachers and children. Fun, enjoyable, and easily learned fire and life safety behaviors and survival techniques are taught in the classroom, with our Hazard House, or with our mobile Fire Safety House.

Fire Safety programs may be scheduled at the convenience of the organizing business or group. Typically, the business or group would provide the facilities to host the program. However, other arrangements are possible.

The Fire Safety House is a small-scale model of a two bedroom single family split level residence which is used to educate children and adults in home fire evacuation and fire safety procedures.

It is handicapped accessible, approximately 32' in length, and can easily be moved from place to place. The unit can be set-up in a parking lot of a school, daycare, business, or shopping center.

The students participate in fire escape drills and may experience a "hot" door and simulated smoke obscuring their escape. They can be shown kitchen safety, smoke detector usage and testing, electrical safety and other miscellaneous fire and safety training.

A complete fire safety program can be introduced by video, instruction and hands-on training.

Fire Safety House Picture