Fire Safety Education
Each year, approximately 3,500 people die in the U.S. as a result of fires. The majority of
these fires occur in the home. The most effective way to save lives and prevent property
loss from fires is to prevent them before they start. We are committed to providing
quality fire and life safety training to our citizens.
Glynn County Fire-Rescue presents fire prevention and safety programs to all age
groups. Our busiest time of the year is during October which is Fire Prevention Month.
Our programs are presented to approximately 1,500 children and adults each year.
GCFR Public Education Programs
These programs have been designed by Glynn County Fire-Rescue to serve the needs and safety of our residents and guests:
Smoke Detector Program
Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Proper smoke/CO alarm installation and maintenance is of the utmost importance. Through the Fire Department’s Guardian Angel smoke detector program, smoke alarms are available to those that may otherwise not be able to afford one, or to a pre-determined high-risk community within Glynn County.
Cost: Free (limit of 2 free smoke alarms per household)
Fire Extinguisher Training
Hands-on live fire extinguisher training is given to an audience to explain how to use a fire extinguisher, the different types of extinguishers available, which type is more suitable for home/work, and where to store an extinguisher. A DVD presentation or PowerPoint presentation can also be offered to groups prior to the hands-on training.
As part of the GCFR’s perpetual outreach in the community, firefighters participate in a variety of events; the objective is to allow children and adults to encounter firefighters in a positive setting. Making firefighters more approachable ensures children will feel more comfortable relying on firefighters in any type of emergency.
“Sparky” Safety Dog Costume
“Sparky” is a fire safety mascot Dalmatian costume that can be scheduled in conjunction with other educational programs offered by Glynn County Fire Rescue.
Display/Literature Booth/First Aid Tent at community events
Information and education provided under our first-aid/literature tent with the objective of providing safety information to large amounts of residents and visitors at community events. The tent, tables, chairs, literature, and informational hand-outs are supplied by the Glynn County Fire-Rescue. For larger events, a first-aid tent, including Firefighter-Paramedics, is set up to ensure safety to all those that are in attendance.
Blood Pressure Checks
Blood pressure screenings can be done free of charge by Glynn County Fire-Rescue Firefighters at large events or by walking-in to any fire station.
Safe Haven and Safe Place
All fire stations are a designated Safe Havens and Safe Places. Safe Haven is designed to temporarily assist infants who are in need of assistance with medical, housing, or family issues. Safe Place is designed to temporarily assist youth who are in need of assistance with medical, housing, or family issues.
Equipment and Apparatus Tour
As part of our friendly firefighter’s curriculum, equipment and apparatus tours are presented to an audience at events, schools, or fire stations throughout the County. Children have a chance to become acquainted with the apparatus, fire hose, medicine, and tools through kinesthetic learning. Becoming familiar with these fascinating objects, allows children to recall a positive experience with firefighters, creating a sense of calmness if ever involved in an emergency of their own.
Fire Station Tours/Open House
Fire Station tours are offered at any GCFR fire station. Appointments are requested. Guests are shown the bay, training facilities, and firefighters living quarters, and offered fire safety education. The tour typically lasts an hour.
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