Public Education and Public Awareness are among the many services the Fire Department provides to the residents of Plantation. The Fire Department offers a variety of public education programs designed to educate and inform a wide variety of community and age groups. To schedule a program click on the Pub Ed Request Form link. E-mail te completed form to email@example.com or call Fire Administration during business hours at 954-797-2150.
Fire Safety for Kids
This animated, highly entertaining program teaches kids about fire prevention and fire safety. Concepts such as “Stop, Drop and Roll”, Escape Death in the Home (EDITH) and how to dial 9-1-1 are all covered in a fun and entertaining program. The program is ideal for children’s groups such as scouts, athletic clubs, after school programs, etc.
Fire Safety for Schools
Our Public Education team presents the same material as above but designed to fit in a classroom setting. A fire truck tour is usually included if available.
Learn or Burn, Fire Extinguisher Class
This four hour program meets the requirements for ACLF and pre-school staff members. The class introduces the participant to how fire extinguishers work, the different types of extinguishers, and how to use them. Hands on practice is included.
Classes are run quarterly at Plantation Fire Headquarters. Call 954-797-2150 for dates and times.
Have a large group? We can bring this class to your office or workplace. Call for details.
Chest Pain Awareness
You’ve just returned from a luncheon date. Suddenly you notice a nagging sensation in your chest. It seems to be getting stronger. Are you in trouble? Should you call your doctor or 9-1-1?
Get the simple answers to these complicated questions and a better understanding of heart disease and how it affects you.
Our Chest Pain Awareness program offers a light-hearted approach to a serious subject – Heart Attack. Learn how to recognize the early warning signs, what to do and how to avoid panic and misunderstanding.
Fall Injury Prevention
Falls are among the leading causes of disability and death in the older population. Simple safe practices can prevent or reduce the risk of falling.
Our program is perfect for a senior group meeting.
Watch the Water- Watch the Kids
Drowning is the leading cause of death among young children in Florida. Most child drownings occur in backyard pools.
Child drownings are preventable. Any time a child is near any body of water, adult supervision must be present.
This program is ideal for children and adults alike and is best presented in a large group format with a pool available.
Scout Merit Badges
The Public Education team is well versed in the requirements for both Boy and Girl Scout Merit Badges for first aid and fire safety. If your troop needs to get these done contact us to set up a class.
Car Seat Installations
Our certified car seat installers are on hand every Thursday at Plantation Fire Headquarters to check car seats.
Please call 954-797-2150 during business hours to make an appointment.
Fire Safety for Older Adults
As we age our reflexes, memory, and perception lessen. Due to these common changes older adults are at greater risk for home fires. Leaving the stove on, knocking over candles, too many plugs in an outlet can all lead to tragedy.
Let our Pub Ed team help refresh the fire safety messages you learned in school and make you aware of those issues which are common to older adults.
Let’s Not Meet By Accident
Your Plantation Fire Department is a unique organization that provides a variety of services well beyond fire-fighting and EMS.
Learn about what the largest volunteer fire department in Florida does within the community. Discover the true meaning of neighbor helping neighbor.
Don’t wait for an accident to occur to learn about your fire department.
Fire Safety for People with Special Needs
Fires are very scary. And for those with special needs, a fire situation can present some very complex challenges. If you have a special needs group, let us introduce them to fire safety in a way that is warm, friendly, and delivered at a level they can appreciate.
Fire Safety for your Business
Fires in businesses are rare and usually limited to something left in a microwave or toaster oven. But even small fires require a costly response from the Fire Department.
Learn how to keep yourselves safe at work, while helping to keep your taxes low. The program is fun, upbeat, and a great way to break up a day.
Summer time in Florida is hot. What better way for kids to cool off than being soaked by a fire hose. The Pub Ed team is available to come out to your camp, pre-school, or large event to perform wet downs for the young ones. And, if the event is big enough, ask about a special visit by Sparky!
Every kid, young and old loves to climb on a fire truck. But a fire truck is more than just bright red paint and flashing lights. Fire trucks are loaded with gear and equipment designed to save lives. Learn about what is on our trucks and how our firefighters use those tools to keep everyone safe.
Is your home fire safe?
The Plantation Fire Department offers a voluntary, non-regulated survey of your home to help you identify potential hazards and offer suggestions on how to correct them. This program is completely voluntary, non-binding, and presented strictly for your education and benefit.
One of our Fire and Life Safety professionals will survey your home and property, along with you, point out areas of concern and offer suggestions on how to reduce or eliminate the risks. They will provide you with a written checklist of their suggestions and Fire Department literature which will help explain the situations in greater detail.