Personnel from the Berkeley Fire Department are available to conduct the following fire safety presentations:
Classrooms/scout groups/pre-schools - Fire personnel come into your classroom or meeting room and talk informally about fire safety for 30 minutes. Personnel will wear uniforms, and bring protective gear and air packs. This information may include a tour of a fire engine.
Station tour - Personnel will display the fire truck and ambulance and talk about the different equipment firefighters use. Visitors can see where firefighters live while working a 24-hour shift. This tour lasts 30-60 minutes.
Community events - Block parties or street fairs - Fire personnel will bring a fire engine, truck or ambulance to your block party.
Special neighborhood presentations - A fire inspector or firefighter will give a presentation on an issue of particular interest (fire codes, vegetation management, etc.). These are usually made at neighborhood meetings.
School program (K-5) - Specially trained fire personnel are available to make structured presentations at K-5 school assemblies. The goal is to demystify the fire department and make children comfortable around firefighters. Programs deal with such issues as what to do if your house is on fire, how to call 911, what to do if your clothes catch on fire, and what a smoke detector is. Personnel will wear uniforms, bring protective gear and air packs, and show a video. The presentation lasts 30-60 minutes.
Requesting presentations - These presentations can be requested by calling the Fire Safety Presentation Request Line 510.981.5608. When you call the Request Line, please be ready to give the following information: your name, address, and phone number, the type of presentation you are requesting, a date (and alternate) and time for the presentation, how many will attend, and what the primary age group will be. All presentations must be requested at least 14 days in advance. Confirmation of these presentations will be sent within a week of receiving the request.
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