Station Tours and Community Event Requests
To schedule a fire station tour or request fire department personnel and/or equipment at your event, please give us at least 7 business days’ notice with a completed form via the following links. If you do not receive a response from us, please call our offices at (928)772-7711.
Fire Pal Program
The Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority’s Fire Pal Program has been a part of the educational life of local youngsters for almost 2 decades. The program consists of off-duty firefighters teaching in the elementary schools. We have been in the Humboldt Unified School District since the inception of the program and have added charter schools when requested.
Each month the Fire Pal teaches a different fire or life safety lesson. In the first half of the school year we reach kindergarten through 2nd grade, the second half of the year 3rd through 5th grades. Many children in our local school district have had a Fire Pal throughout their entire elementary school career. The Fire Pals are recognized in restaurants, stores, etc. and always greet “their kids” like true role models. This program is evaluated at the end of each session and the response is overwhelmingly positive.
The lessons are age appropriate and we try to cover as many topics as possible, from Stop, Drop, and Roll and Cooking Safety to Bullying and Gun Safety.
Fire Safety House
The inflatable fire safety house is a teaching tool to give a live example of a few different fire safety topics. The house is inflated and then filled with non toxic “smoke”. Children learn to “crawl low under smoke” as well as “know two ways out” by crawling through the house and exiting through a window or a door. This house also teaches children to have a “family meeting place” outside of the home.
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Currently we have a shortage of qualified car seat technicians within the Prevention division. We are no longer able to offer walk-in or appointment service for car seat installations. We will continue to offer car seat events throughout the year and will revisit our ability to provide this service in the future.
Other organizations with techs:
YRMC Family Resource Center – Bryn Ericksen Stotler: 928-771-5651 ext. 3928
Yavapai County Community Health Services – 928-442-5422
Prescott Valley Police Department – Nancy Roberts: 928-772-5172
Most fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke detectors. So why take the risk? For minimum protection, install a smoke detector outside of each bedroom or sleeping area in your home and on each level of your home.
Replace the battery once a year, and test the smoke alarm once every month. If your smoke detector makes a chirping noise, replace the battery. Clean the smoke detector by blowing out the dust. For more information, go to https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Smoke-alarms.
Defensible Space in the Wildland Urban Interface
Prescott and the surrounding areas has one of the highest potentials for a major wildland fire in the Western United States. If you would like to know more about how to protect your home and property through vegetation management, please call Fire Prevention at 928-759-9933 to schedule a free property assessment. For free resources and more information, go to https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire