Through the years, Dallas Fire-Rescue has
promoted fire safety through educational presentations, media
press releases, advertisements and door-to-door campaigns.
Always looking for innovative ways to promote safety, the
Inspection & Life Safety Education Division of Dallas
Fire-Rescue has placed graphic artwork promoting the importance
of smoke alarms on three of its city-owned vehicles.
Each vehicle is wrapped with artwork and
fire safety messages, such as Smoke Alarms Save Lives and
Have an Exit Plan. The artwork was funded by a grant awarded
through the Federal Emergency Management Agencys Assistance to
Firefighters Grant Program. The grant awarded funding to
purchase 2000 smoke alarms to be installed in homes in Dallas
and funding to advertise the smoke alarm installation program.
By driving these vehicles to educational programs and special
events, the Inspection Division will be able to promote the
importance of smoke alarms, fire escape plans and fire safety
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Inspection and Life Safety Education provides for the prevention of fire through fire
inspections and code enforcement activities. Emphasis is given to
education during the code enforcement process so that the owner or
manager is made aware of the necessity for fire prevention
measures. Also, enforcement of the fire code allows for
identification of unsafe property such as open, vacant structures
which are a danger to the community
and firefighters. Inspection and Life Safety Education offers a variety of programs to teach young and
old about fire safety and fire prevention.
Click here to find a list of the
programs that are available. Some programs listed may have a
minimum number of participants required. To find out more about
any of the programs, or to schedule one for your group, please
call (214) 670-4633. Our email address is:
Resources for Residents
Special Event Resources
FEMA provides free downloadable
brochures and pamphlets on various fire prevention topics to help
you and your family remain safe. They also provide material aimed
at educating your children about fire-safety. Brochures in
Spanish are also available through their website.
Click here to go the FEMA's Fire Safety publications.
To visit FEMAs interactive web page for
Fire Prevention Officers, with the
assistance of various volunteer groups, respond to citizens
needs by installing smoke alarms in the residences of people
that lack this protection. After each preventable fire death,
Fire Prevention Officers go door-to-door in the neighborhood
where the fire occurred and talk to neighbors about the
importance of fire safety. This offers an opportunity to install
smoke alarms where none exist or provide fresh batteries for
existing alarms. Those tragedies that occur close to home can
often be used to make people more aware of the dangers in their
own home and give them an opportunity to prevent such an
Fire Extingusher Demonstrations
This is a practical demonstration of the
correct techniques for use of fire extinguishers. After a
film and instructions have been given, a small fire is set in
a tub and Fire Prevention personnel demonstrate how to
extinguish the fire. The group members are encouraged to use
the fire extinguisher. This program is aimed at adult
audiences especially in industrial, restaurant, hotel,
hospital and other commercial occupancies. Dallas Fire-Rescue
provides all equipment except for the fire extinguishers.