Each year in October Town of Farmington firefighters provide a fire prevention program to all four elementary schools in the Town, as well as many of the local preschools. Our program includes videos, demonstrations, question and answer periods, Fire truck display, and a Fire Safety Trailer. The children are given a program which is designed for their age group. Preschoolers are shown a video, then a firefighter will show what he wears to a fire and then the firetruck. Fourth graders being the oldest group, gets a more direct program. First we bring out our Fire Safety Trailer, then we have a discussion about how smoke and heat effects our lungs. We discuss how to get out of our house when there is smoke, fire escape ladders, feeling the door before opening it etc. Then its into the trailer for a very real demonstration of what its like to be in a smoke filled house and how to escape.
The Fire Safety program dosen,t stop with the 1,200 to 1,300 children we bring this progrram to. Town of Farmington Firefighters also provide a program for some of the local corporate offices during "Bring your child to work day" utilizing the Fire Safety Trailer. The Fire Safety Trailer is also brought to local pancake breakfests and spagetti dinners, for fire safety demonstrations. Firefighters provide the local elderly housing , and continuing care facilities, seminars dealing with fire, medical, and general safety issues. When requested by local businesses, The Town of Farmington Firefighters provide instruction in proper fire extinguisher use, precautions in dealing with bloodborne pathogens, building evacuation plans.
Through out the year The Town of Farmington Firefighters are helped by many of the Town Volunteer Firefighters. We wish to thank all those who joined us in the past years. Especially Firefighter John Haviland. John taught approx 25 + classes in the 2006 Fire Prevention Program, instructing children of all ages. John was a great asset to our program, with his knowledge, dedication, teaching abilities, and entusiasm. The Town of Farmington Firefighters wish to thank John for his help and support and are looking forward to working with John in the years to come.