The Rawlins Fire Department is very active in the city with education on fire safety. A considerable amount of time is spent throughout the year with children of all ages in lessons on fire prevention, home safety, and escape in a fire situation. Ask your child if they know your family's escape plan and meeting place! More than 900 children were active in the 2009 Fire Prevention Week. Kids are not the only target we have our sights set on, more than 300 adults also participated.
Adult and senior citizens of our community are contacted on a regular basis though senior center safety talks, fire drills, and civic group meetings. Several programs sponsored by the Fire Department have provided residents with smoke detectors, home safety inspections, chimney cleaning tools, and various other aid with fire related problems.
Fire Prevention Week
The Rawlins Fire Department is once again participating in another Fire Prevention Week! The Rawlins Fire Department participates annually in the National Fire Prevention Week activities. Each year, the National Fire Protection Agency
(NFPA) rolls out a national theme for fire prevention along with supporting materials and training aids.
This last year, October 2010, the theme was Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with. The Rawlins Fire Department adapts these materials into our public education activities and delivers presentations to local day cares, preschools, and elementary schools. However, we also educate the middle school and high school ages as well. The department also provides safety training for kids utilizing our fire safety house and hosts station tours at fire station two.
The Rawlins Fire Department participates in many community events each year. Some of these include:
- Carbon County School District field days
- Events with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carbon County
- Public Water days
- Recreation center summer programs