The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for educating the public on fire safety and prevention. Staff provides many hours of education to the Town's school children on fire prevention. During the month of October, children in nursery school, kindergarten and first grade visit the four firehouses to be educated on the importance of fire prevention. The Fire Marshals also bring the fire prevention message "on the road" by visiting local schools and day care centers.
Teaming up with the Board of Education, the Fire Marshals run the State Fire Prevention Poster Contest in the schools. The contest is open to all 4th and 5th grade students.
Working closely with senior citizen housing in Town, staff assists with conducting fire drills at senior housing complexes and provides fire safety tips for the residents.
The Fire Marshals also take part in several civic events held in Town and speak to local community organizations on the importance of fire prevention and fire safety.
For summertime safety, see these tips!