Safety and Education
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The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department is proactive in Life Safety Education. The mission is to prepare all citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to be safer and healthier citizens by providing opportunities to enhance their awareness of total life safety.

RRFD's Life Safety Education program strives to increase the public's basic knowledge and skills in many areas of life safety as well as injury prevention. By enlightening the citizens of Roanoke Rapids about the hazards of everyday life, the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department wants life safety education to be a life long learning process.

Typically fire departments have concentrated on fire safety and fire education. Now with many Fire Departments responding to much more than just fire emergencies, their direction towards public education must also be altered. Since your department responds to all kinds of emergencies, big or small, we must also be responsible for educating our citizens about how to deal with these emergencies, as well as how to prevent them.

Life Safety Education by the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department will promote safety and unintentional injury and provide survival skills for a wide range of everyday hazards. The educator will create a presentation specific to the needs of the audience, and then provide follow up sessions or activities if necessary. The life safety opportunity will usually include visuals like a video, working smoke detector and a non-working smoke detector.

Hands on opportunities are also available for children by scheduling the Fire Safety House where participants actually practice home fire education, and for adults with fire extinguisher training. Examples of presentations include but are not limited to: Senior Citizen Fire Safety, Evacuation Planning, Home Fire Hazards, Severe Weather, and First Aid Safety. The educational opportunities can be shared with the public through a variety of settings: business, educational, social, community, etc.

If you are interested in finding out more about a Life Safety Education presentation or a Life Safety issue, please contact the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department at (252) 533-2880.

Safety Practices

Safety Checklist - a printer friendly home safety checklist. It goes over the easy to miss safety hazards in a home and leaves space to write down ideas on how to fix up the home.

Home Hazards - An interactive resource that allows home owners to get a visual understanding of hazards in the house and their outcomes