Public Education

Establishing a well-organized emergency plan is one of the most important things that you can do in your home. Make sure that you and your family members are aware of potential emergency situations, and that each person knows what to do if something should occur. Including developing fire, emergency, and disaster procedures and conducting practice exercises (e.g., your home escape plan).  By doing this, you can help save lives and reduce injury of family and friends.

Consider The Following:

  • Each day, an average of three kids dies in home fires – 1,100 children each year. About 3,600 children are injured in house fires each year. 90 percent of child fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.
  • Although smoke detectors are in 92 percent of American homes, nearly one-third don’t work because of old or missing batteries.
  • A working smoke detector reduces the risk of dying in a home fire by nearly half.
  • Keep a working flashlight near your bed, in the kitchen, basement and family room, and use it to signal for help in the event of fire.
Fire safety educators conduct training, provide lectures and fire safety demonstrations to the community of the Wellington Fire Protection District free of charge. Training sessions address the common causes of fire and fire injuries in the home, as well as provide information on how to prevent fires and what to do in case of fire. The fire safety education programs target those most vulnerable to fire, which is young children and older adults. 

To request a Public Education Presentation or Station Tour please call 970.568.3232. Please note that all Station Tours will be done at Station 1 located at 8130 3rd St. Wellington, CO 80549.