Did you know there are free Durham Fire Department programs for Durham residents? That’s right! The Durham FD is all about making our community safer and not just putting out fires.
Car Seat Installation at the Durham Fire Department
In order to be as safe as possible, I hear car seats have to be as complicated as possible. I’m only partially joking of course. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the 100 page manual or watch numerous YouTube tutorials on car seat installation, the Durham Fire Department is here to help keep your child safe.
They’ll check to make sure you’ve done it correctly, and help guide you if there’s anything wrong. Obviously, if you don’t even know where to start, they’ve got you covered there too. Currently, car seat checks are by appointment only and only at Fire Stations 18 and 9 during specific hours. Click here to book your appointment.
We all know smoke alarms need to be checked every six months, right? If you didn’t know that, you should definitely sign up for our email list below. We’ll email you when you need to do something to keep your house safe and secure.
If you can’t afford smoke alarms, there’s a community program to provide one for you. You can check out that program and more here.
Fire Extinguisher Training
If you want to learn how to use a fire extinguisher, or want your kids or employees to learn, DFD has a program for that! This can be a great skill for young kids to learn.
Additionally, if you have a commercial kitchen, or manufacturing equipment, it is a good idea to ensure your employees are properly trained.
Every home needs a fire plan. The Durham Fire Department will actually come to your house and help you create a fire plan for your family if you don’t have one already. During the home evaluation, they’ll cover cooking safety, heating equipment, home escape plans, and smoke alarm safety.
First time home owners should definitely take advantage of this! To book, email FireEducation@DurhamNC.gov or call 919-560-4242 extension 19223.
Tours and Education at the Durham Fire Department
In addition to everything else they offer, the Durham Fire Department offers a plethora of educational programs and group tours of the fire stations. If you’d like to make an event request here.