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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week, officially sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is an annual event held across the nation to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.

In conjunction with the national campaign, the City of Madison Fire Department visits local grade schools (kindergarten through second grade) during the entire month of October to promote and educate children on fire safety. During this month we visit 32 schools and over 7,400 kids. Fire prevention officers and firefighters will visit the local grade schools, and through activities such as an interactive fire safety obstacle course or the Fire Safety House, educate children on lessons such as:

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Crawl Low Under Smoke
  • Feel Door for Heat
  • Stop, Drop, and Roll
  • Escape Plans
  • Dialing 911 in an Emergency
  • Firefighters are their Friends
  • Differences between Adult Tools & Children Toys

For more information on the National Fire Prevention Week campaign visit the NFPA website. For information on the City of Madison Fire Department activities during this campaign or to request that the we visit your school during this period, please contact Bernadette Galvez at (608) 261-9844.
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week