Public Relations Activities
Members of the Fremont Fire Department actively work to inform and educate the public by participating in community events, as well as initiating its own programs. A few of the more visible activities include presentations to service organizations, as well as fire drills and puppet shows at the elementary schools.
Department initiated events include activities during EMS Week in May and Fire Prevention Week in October. Examples include the fire prevention poster contest, blood pressure checks at various locations, Fire Department Open Houses, fire safety / education demonstrations, and tours at the station.
The fire department also works closely with members of the State Fire Marshal's Office, accompanying them on inspections of various local businesses. In 2016, our personnel logged roughly 214 man-hours working on pre-plans of local businesses. This allows our personnel to be better prepared in the event of an emergency at that location.
The fire department also offers preliminary, confidential guidance to parents of children who may have an inordinate interest in fire, as well as a program for juvenile fire starters.
A few years ago the department began offering a presentation called What to Expect When the Squad Arrives. This program is available to anyone, but is more specifically targeted toward our senior citizens. Its goal is to try to minimize the additional anxieties a medical emergency can create by answering questions and showing procedures during a time and in an environment that is more relaxed.
We also offer tips on what to do, or what not to do, while waiting for the squad to arrive – whether you are alone or with someone.
Fremont Firefighters often receive requests to conduct fire extinguisher education classes for employees of local businesses. Our department welcomes the opportunity to speak to groups of any age or background at any time.