The Community Risk Reduction Division participates in public education programs throughout the community, including school outreach such as summer fire safety educational camps, NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week Poster & Essay Contests, virtual fire station tours and engine demo’s; Sparky the Fire Dog appearances; youth fire setter prevention and intervention program through a countywide initiative; public school visits utilizing in-service fire operational units and inspectors; building evacuation and practice drills in all schools, day cares and city buildings; CPR/AED/Stop the Bleed Kit familiarity and training; fire extinguisher training; and child car seat inspections/installations.
Educating children at an early age and teaching parents how to prevent fire and injuries are essential to an overall community risk reduction approach.
Tamarac Fire Rescue has partnered with the American Red Cross to provide and install smoke alarms to families in need. The free 10-year battery sealed smoke alarms are distributed during the Sound the Alarm Campaign annually.
Our fire and life safety educators are available to answer any questions and assist with any training needs you have. Please call 954-597-3800 for additional information about these or any other programs we offer.