Fire Safety Education is an important part of the overall duties assigned to the Fire Marshal's Office. The Fire Department develops and coordinates a variety of public education and training programs that are used in the community.
- Keep clothes, blankets, curtains and other combustibles at least three feet from portable heaters.
- Place portable heaters where they will not tip over easily.
- Have chimneys cleaned and inspected annually by a professional.
- Clear the area around the hearth of debris, flammables and decorative materials.
- Always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces and leave glass doors open while burning a fire.
- Keep clothes, towels and other combustibles away from stove burners.
- Never leave cooking unattended.
- Be sure your stove and small appliances are off before going to bed.
- Check for frayed wires and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
- Never overload electrical sockets.
- Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
- Never leave cigarettes unattended.
- Never smoke in bed.
- Try this Home Fire Safety Inspection Checklist
- Have a working smoke alarm on each level of your home and outside bedrooms.
- Test smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year.
- Install smoke alarms away from air vents.
- Install smoke alarms on the ceiling or wall, at least 4 inches from the corners.
- When affixed to walls, smoke alarms should be between 4 and 12 inches from the ceiling.
- Never disable or remove smoke alarm batteries.
- Develop a fire escape plan with the members of your household and practice often.
- Know two ways to exit from every room in your home.
- Make sure that safety bars on windows can be opened from inside your home.
- Crawl low, under smoke.
- Feel closed doors. If hot, use another exit.
- Identify a place to meet outside in case of fire. Never re-enter a burning building.
- Escape first. Then call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.
The S.A.F.E.T.Y. Troop, short for Safety and Fire Educators Teaching Youngsters, has been involved in a number of activities this year designed to promote safety skills in the community. From marching in parades to performing at local schools, this class act knows how to draw attention!
Developed around a skit with added music and singing to help the retention factor, the S.A.F.E.T.Y. Troop's program consists of Line firefighters and fire prevention personnel acting out a multitude of safety messages through clowning. Topics can include anything from home violence to Latch Key Kid Programs to Fire Safety to Bicycle and Skateboard Safety.
The S.A.F.E.T.Y troop attends all municipal and public functions where they feel there will be an opportunity to teach small children to be safe and how to respond safely and calmly when an emergency occurs.
Designed for 1st through 6th grade children, the main focus of the "troop" is to teach safety to children.
Fire Safety Training
The Fire Department provides fire safety training to various groups throughout the City. These programs range from programs targeted at young children through programs targeting adult audiences. Programs are presented by on duty fire crews, the clown SAFETY Troop or representatives from the Fire Marshals Office as may be appropriate. To schedule a fire safety program, contact the fire administration office at 817-685-1600.
Tours of fire stations, demonstrations of fire equipment and general safety talks geared towards younger audiences are handled by the on duty fire crews. Programs are conducted at the fire station, churches, day cares or schools as may be necessary for the specific audience.
Clown Safety Troop
The Euless Fire Department's clown troop does several scheduled appearances each year. They present pre-scheduled skits on safety topics to large audiences in the schools. You may also encounter them at fire station open houses and similar special events during the year.
Fire Station Tours
Residents are always welcome to visit the fire stations. However, due to the fact that our firefighters stay very busy with both scheduled and unplanned events, it is strongly recommended that you contact fire administration and schedule a day and time for a fire station tour.
Citizens Fire Academy
The Fire Department sponsors a Citizens Fire Academy , which is a special class held in the evenings that allows citizens of Euless to become more familiar with the workings of the Fire Department. Applicants are given the opportunity to experience most aspects of what being a firefighter involves. Visit the Euless Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association for more information.
Adult education classes are provided to businesses or civic groups. Classes include fire extinguisher use, general fire safety and similar talks as may be needed for the particular audience.