Brentwood Fire & Rescue provides a wide variety of public education activities for all ages and settings. Please scroll through list below to fine an activity that’s right for you or your group.
If you would like to schedule a public education event or have a question regarding any of our programs, please contact us during business hours at 371-0170. All events are subject to availability of personnel and may be delayed or cancelled due to an emergency.
Want a peak into the fire hall on the corner? Station tours are available to families or small groups upon advance request.
Firefighters can discuss station life, explain their duties, and talk about fire safety.
Risk Watch is a comprehensive program targeted at reducing unintentional childhood injuries. Firefighters adopt classrooms or home school groups in the Brentwood area and teach one safety lesson a month. Prevention topics covered include motor vehicle, fire/burn, poisoning, choking/suffocation/strangulation, falls, firearms, bike/pedestrian, and water.
Visit the Risk Watch webpage for more information.
One of our favorite programs, an engine visit is a great way to teach kids fire safety while having fun. Engines are not only available to visit schools, but can make an appearance at a birthday party too.
Children can learn what firefighters do and get to climb inside the cab. Each child also receives a fire helmet.
Fire Sprinkler Demonstration
Did you realize that for 1.5% of the cost of your home, you can protect your house with fire sprinklers? Unlike the movies, usually only one or two sprinklers deploy to put out a fire. They do not go off when the fire alarm is activated unless heat is present. If you are interested in learning more, we can demonstrate fire sprinklers using a small trailer that will be brought to your group or neighborhood.
Fire Safety House
Each October, the fire safety school goes to all schools in our area to teach young children about fire safety and escape planning. The fire safety house is a hand-on activity that allows children to practice escaping from a fire in a safe environment. The fire safety trailer is also available to groups upon request.
Every October, Brentwood children have the opportunity to learn about fire safety and demonstrate what they have discovered by participating in the state wide poster contest.
Home school groups are welcome to participate, contact us at 371-0170 for more information.
Great Escape Program
Did you know that fires are the leading cause of death from unintentional injuries for children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old? The great escape program encourages local families to make and practice a fire escape plan. In return for completing a fire safety plan, children receive coupons for meals or other rewards. The program is offered to all children in Elementary School or by request.
Fire Extinguisher Classes
During an emergency is the last place a person should learn how to use a fire extinguisher. While most people have access to a fire extinguisher at home or at work, few have training. During this class participates will not only practice extinguishing fires, they will also learn about types of fire extinguishers and limitations.
Smoke Detector Installation and Home Safety Checks
The National Fire Protection Association reports that in almost half of all home fires no working smoke detectors were present. If you know of a family that may need help installing a smoke detector due to finances or physical limitations, we can help. The department also offers free home safety checks to help catch potential hazards before a fire starts.
I.C.E. - In Case of Emergency
If you are alone, and unconscious or seriously injured in an accident, how are responders to know critical medical information? How are your loved ones to know about your situation? By following these recommendations, you can program your phone to talk to us when you can't.