Educating the Community
SLFD offers classes to the public in all areas of fire safety. Classes are tailored to the needs of the requesting party. Programs may include lectures, audiovisual presentations and hands-on experience. SLFD would also like to attend your next community event or block party.
If you would like a tour of the fire station, fire safety education talk, or the fire department to attend your community event, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
We appreciate two weeks advance notice whenever possible.
Fire Awareness News
Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking and recreational fires. Annually, there are almost 3,800 Americans injured by gas or charcoal grill fires. Read to learn how to keep yourself safe.Read More
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Home Fire Escape Planning
Make a Plan
Children as young as three years old can follow a fire escape plan they have practiced often. Yet, many families don't have detailed escape plans, and those that do usually don't practice them.
Practice the Plan
Practicing a fire escape plan and fire-safe behaviors on a regular basis can mean the difference between life and death.
Draw a Diagram
Draw a basic diagram of your home, marking all windows and doors, and plan two routes of escape out of each room. Consider various fire scenarios when creating your plan and develop actions for a safe escape. Plan for each member of your family, including babies and toddlers who may be unable to escape on their own.
Fun Coloring for Kids
For younger ones:
For older ones:
Fire Safety Websites for Kids
Sparky The Fire Dog
Aimed at children 5-9. Includes Sparky's News, What's Cool, Help Sparky Out (escape plan game), Fun Safety Ideas (to practice safety and escaping), The Story of Sparky, Safety Tips, and more. Kids can ask Sparky questions and learn all about Dalmatians and about fire trucks. There's also a Drive the Fire Truck game.
The official web site of Smokey Bear - (Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires). Includes Forest Fun, Stories, Links, Fighting Forest Fires, Fun Facts, and more. Also includes Campfire Games - memory busters, amazing mazes, Put Out the Fire, a coloring book to print out, the Bear Facts, and more. A colorful site with good graphics. Aimed at Primary and Elementary students. Not a lot of actual information.
USFA (United States Fire Administration) — Let's Have fund with Fire Safety
Fun 16 page coloring/activity book
Each year, approximately 1,100 Americans ages 65 and older die as a result of a home fire. Compared to the rest of the U. S. population:
- People between 65 and 74 are nearly TWICE as likely to die in a fire.
- People between 75 and 84 are nearly FOUR times as likely to die in a fire.
- People ages 85 and older are more than FIVE times as likely to die in a fire.
With a few simple steps, older people can dramatically reduce their risk of death and injury from fire. These facts, combined with the knowledge that adults ages 50 and older are entering and caring for this high risk group, inspired the U. S. Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to develop a national public safety campaign for adults ages 50 and older, their families and caregivers.