FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS OCTOBER, 4TH - 10TH, 2015
Call the fire dept. for any programs (660-542-2178)
Received in an AFG grant in 2003, our Fire Prevention Trailer serves many different educational and operational purposes. Being used tirelessly throughout the month of October, it's primary purpose is to educate children on fire escape accommodating the training of all Carrollton Firefighters. Several of the Fire Prevention Trailer's capabilities are heated doors, to simulate fire on the other side of the door, artificial smoke, to teach children to crawl low, and several routes of escape to give children a real life feel how to escape their house in case of a fire, safely and efficiently. We train children with three different scenarios. 1. If your bedroom door isn't hot 2. If your bedroom door is hot and you can safety escape out of your window 3. If your bedroom door is hot and you cannot safely escape out of your window. The Fire Prevention Trailer is also used for a Tornado/Hurricane simulator in the spring and a mobile command center in a major crisis.
The Carrollton Fire Department is also called upon to provide the community with a multitude of safety related education. Frequently, the Carrollton Fire Department hosts fire extinguisher classes to business' and agencies within our district. The Carrrollton Fire Department also has the capability to construct and present almost any safety related topic to those requesting such information.
With a healthy relationship and cooperation with local schools, The Carrollton Fire Department has developed a highly informative and educational program for children. Not only does our "prevention through education" program educate children in fire safety, but children are trained to accommodate Carrollton Firefighters and how they are trained. Children are also encouraged to pass the message on to their parents and siblings. "Do our smoke detectors work?" and "We gotta have a plan" are messages that are the foundation of our program. "Do our smoke detectors work?" not only asks the simple question at hand but also asks the parents do we have any smoke detectors at all? Through our partnership with Red Cross, The Carrollton Fire Department has the capability to install smoke detectors free of charge inside homes that are in need.