Public education is fundamental to the Alameda Fire department. We strive to provide effective fire safety education and positive community role models for Alameda's school age children. We want to provide integrated, quality teaching resources and opportunities to help young people learn the skills to stay safe as they grow. Some of the popular events we provide in public education is Safety Town in October in honor of Fire Prevention Month and school assembly exercises which not only include fire drill activities but hose spraying and learning the ins and outs of a fire truck.
Each October, Alameda public and private school kindergartners visit Safety Town during Fire Prevention Week. Safety Town is supported by the Alameda Fire Department, Alameda Police Department and volunteers from Bayview Women's Club and Alameda Kiwanis Club. Each year the event takes place at Alameda Point. Miniature buildings are set up in a parking lot with crosswalks and a working stoplight. Firefighters, police offers and volunteers show the kindergartners how to safely cross a street, what to do in a fire or emergency, and the importance of calling 9-1-1 at the appropriate time. The children meet firefighters and police officers and tour through a fire truck and ambulance. The young students also attend a classroom session and video presentation to learn about being safe.
Free Educational Materials
Kids fire safety is a priority for the Alameda Fire Department. We have available easy-to-use activity booklets for kids to help parents, teachers, and other professionals teach the importance of fire safety to our children.
Our Fire Safety Educational Materials are ideal for the classroom and fire station! Our safety education coloring and activity booklets for kids include fun and exciting material to keep the students engaged in the classroom, and the interactive fire safety projects for parent and child to complete at home. The material we provide teaches the children about the importance of fire safety, keeping the emphasis on fun with learning. Kids Fire safety education topics include: what to do in a fire situation, fire safety tips, practice 2 ways out, and more.
Electrical safety is just as important as fire safety. Visit Kids Corner at ESFI.org (Electrical Safety Foundation International) to obtain fun material that will help teachers and parents keep students and children engaged while learning. Included on this site are teaching guides and printouts along with cartoons and games.
To learn more contact our prevention division at 510-337-2121.