Fire Public Education Programs
The focus of the 911 education program is geared toward our youth in the community to teach them what constitutes a real emergency, and when it is and when it is not appropriate to call 911.
The bicycle safety program is an educational program that places emphasis on the proper equipment necessary while riding a bike.
The Fire Prevention Bureau would be happy to bring this 1 1/2 hour classroom and practical training program to your business. Primary instruction is during the spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting. Learn the different types of fire extinguishers and the easy 4-step how-to procedure. This can be important training for you and your employees.
This program is an opportunity to teach the youth of our community that firefighters are their friends. Firefighters "transform" from men and women in uniform to firefighters in their protective turn-out gear that includes self-contained breathing apparatus. They can look scary so it is important for one to see what they look and sound like while wearing their gear. If someone becomes trapped inside a burning building this is the person you want to see and hear.
"Passport to Safety" is a community-supported program provided jointly by the Vandalia Division of Fire and Police, the Butler Township Fire and Police, and the Vandalia Butler City Schools. This pre-kindergarten safety program is designed to familiarize students with their new school prior to the beginning of school. Topics covered include:
- Animal Safety
- Bicycle Safety
- Bus Safety
- Fire Safety
- Stranger Danger
- Water Safety
This is a fun learning experience for all who attend. This program may be scheduled through the Vandalia Butler City Schools by calling 937-415-6400.