Fire Community Safety & Education 2017-02-09T08:55:27+00:00

Community Safety & Education

Preserving the health and safety of our community is the primary reason we exist. The Florence Fire Department is dedicated to keeping our community a safe place to live, work, and play.

Programs such as the Child Passenger Safety Program, Fire Prevention, CPR, and First Aid Classes are just some of the ways we engage in public education. Fire Station Tours and Ride-Alongs are also an important part of interacting with our community.

From our firefighters in the field, to our dedicated administrative staff, we are committed to educating our citizens about fire safety and injury prevention.

Florence Fire Department offers annual fire safety prevention programs to all students who attend schools within the Town of Florence jurisdiction. We offer station tours for schools as well as community groups. If you would like to have firefighters come speak to your class, please contact us at 520-868-7609 to discuss a presentation for your organization.
Fire crew in your area may be available to host a safety talk to larger community groups throughout Florence. This provides a great opportunity for on duty crews to deliver public safety information on such topics as: fire safety, water safety, and life safety. The Florence Fire Department may send crews to schools, organized neighborhood meetings, church groups, daycare centers, and other organized community meetings. Safety Talks require a two-week notice and please keep in mind that crews are still in-service and may need to respond to 911 calls. Safety Talks can be scheduled by calling (520) 868-7609.
The Florence Fire Department offers to people of all ages the opportunity to have a tour of our fire stations. This is a wonderful opportunity for citizens to come out and experience a fire station, meet the fire crews and learn about the fire apparatus used by our department.

If you have any questions or need further assistance in scheduling your tour, please call 520-868-7609.

Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process. When fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned around. Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) has gathered the following information to assist you in this time of need. You will need to take action immediately on some of the suggestions. Some actions may be needed in the future, while others will be ongoing. This information is intended to give you the assistance needed to help you as you begin rebuilding your life

The National Fire Protection Association offer dozens of consumer-friendly fact sheets on a wide range of timely and important topics – everything you need to know to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe from fire and related hazards.

  Simple rules to follow when you are on the road and encounter an emergency vehicle

  • Stay calm
  • Pull to the right and come to a complete stop
  • If you are traveling on a high-speed road or if there is no room to stop, slow down as much as possible.
  • If you are in the left lane, pull over into the right lane as traffic in the lane to your right moves over.
  • If you cannot move to the right because of another vehicle or obstacle, just stop. Your action will let the driver of the emergency vehicle know what you are doing and allow the driver to anticipate where to drive.
  • When an emergency vehicle approaches you from behind while you are stopped at an intersection, stay where you are unless you can pull to the right.
  • On a 4-lane highway or street without barriers, both sides of traffic should pull to the right.
  • Be careful when driving by or around a motor vehicle accident or any situation where emergency vehicles are parked and the firefighters are working.
  • Drivers should stay at least 500 feet behind emergency vehicles.
  • If the emergency vehicle is traveling on the opposite direction of a divided highway or street, you do not need to pull over.
  • Don’t panic
  • Don’t play your radio so loudly that you are unable to hear sirens
  • Don’t stop in the middle lane when there is room to pull to the right
  • Don’t pull to the left in the center lane or left turn lane
  • Don’t race ahead to make the green light or turn before the emergency vehicle gets there
  • Don’t turn quickly to the left onto a street or driveway
  • Don’t drive through a red light or stop sign when an emergency vehicle approaches from behind
  • Don’t disregard the presence of the emergency vehicle by continuing to drive

Links

Child Passenger Safety
Community Outreach
CPR & First Aid
Fire-Safe Seniors Program
Fire Safety
Ride-Along
Florence Fire Department
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