The Fire Department believes the best way to provide fire protection for our citizens is through fire prevention. We offer a very aggressive fire safety education program, which is available to both businesses and families alike. Check out the variety of educational programs that we offer.
Family Safety Education House
With our Family Safety Education House, learning safety has never been more fun. The interactive house allows students to actively participate in their education. This house is available to groups, businesses, and families.
When not having lunch with schoolchildren, we make regular appearances in the classroom to teach and preach fire safety. The Beaufort Fire Department enjoys a great working relationship with our school system.
Elementary schools are not the only educational institution firefighters make an appearance at. Firefighters routinely give presentations at local colleges as well.
Lunch at the school
Beaufort firefighters are very active in our schools! Every Friday the local fire station will go to the neighborhood school to have lunch with the children. It is a learning experience for the firefighters as well as the children and fun for all!
Friendly firefighter program
This program introduces children and adults to our firefighters and the equipment we use when we are working. We use this program to reduce the anxiety children may feel when seeing us for the first time in our gear.
Bright red fire trucks are always intriguing and are an attraction for everyone. Our department has an open door policy and we welcome our citizens to stop by at anytime. However, due to training and response requirements, it is best to call ahead to 843-525-7055 to ensure firefighters are available.
We provide safety training for businesses as well. Everything from fire extinguisher training to emergency planning, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid training. Whatever your needs are, we can help!
Occasionally we conduct "wet downs" for local groups and organizations in which firefighters use their hoses to spray the patrons. This activity is done on a case-by-case basis.