Public Fire Safety Education

The York County Department of Fire Safety provides public fire education classes and programs throughout the year. The Fire Safety House allows children to train in what to do in the event of a fire in the home. Training includes kitchen safety, smoke detectors, fire alarms, fireplace safety, and evacuation from the home. Theatrical, non-toxic smoke is used to provide a realistic view of actual fire conditions. The Fire Safety House can also be used for severe weather training. Simulated storms are provided, along with television weather alerts and weather radio warnings.
Fire Safety House for Training

Patches & Pumper

The Department of Fire Safety also uses a remote control robot, Patches and Pumper, to teach children about fire safety. Patches and Pumper delivers his message by interacting with the children through a remote operator and voice communicator. The Patches and Pumper program can be delivered in the classroom or at a special event location.

Formal Classroom Classes

Formal classroom fire safety classes are also provided to first and second grade school children. Instruction includes:
  • Using 911
  • Smoke detectors
  • Exit drills
  • Holiday safety
  • Matches and lighter safety.
  • For more information or to schedule a fire education program, please contact the York County Department of Fire Safety.