Fire Life Safety Education
Our dedication lies in offering Fire Life Safety Education that is inclusive and available to all members of the community. We accomplish this through a range of programs, such as fire hall tours, educational sessions for preschool and school-aged children, FireSmart initiatives, and adult education programs. If you would like to request an event or workshop, please fill out the form below. Alternatively, feel free to give us a call to explore how we can bring crucial and life-saving information directly to you. Your safety is our priority, and we are here to provide the knowledge and resources you need.
Learn how to help your home survive a wildfire!
Implementing FireSmart practices has been demonstrated to significantly enhance a home’s ability to withstand wildfires. The initial step toward fortifying your property begins with a complimentary home assessment offered by the fire department, accessible to all Merritt residents. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your home’s resilience. Moreover, this year, you can also benefit from a $1000 rebate. Witness the wildfire risk-reducing goats in action near the golf course or consider attending one of our informative workshops. Join us in taking proactive measures to safeguard our community against wildfires.
Fire Hall Tours
Book your tour today!
Experience an engaging tour of our fire station and gain insight into the dedicated firefighters who are always prepared to serve our community. Take a closer look at the inner workings of our station, including the advanced equipment and gear that play a crucial role in our vital duties. Get ready for an informative and eye-opening journey as you discover the behind-the-scenes operations that make our jobs possible. We invite you to join us for an enlightening experience that showcases the remarkable world of firefighting.
Preschool & School Aged Education
Available to all preschool, elementary & high school students!
In addition to our fire hall tour, we are dedicated to providing specialized programming tailored to children aged 1 to 18. Our age-appropriate education initiatives offer kids valuable knowledge on how to prevent emergencies and equip them with essential skills in case of an incident. Let’s engage in discussions about crucial topics such as wildfires, smoke alarms, burn awareness, fire safety, and various fire risks. We take pride in empowering children with the information they need to stay safe.
Your home can survive a wildfire!
Due to our fire-prone surroundings, every part of our community faces some level of fire risk due to ember spread. However, there is hope for your home to withstand the threat of wildfire if it is properly prepared. Even better, by collaborating with your neighbors, you can establish a FireSmart community that collectively takes steps to mitigate the risk of wildfires. Together, we can create a resilient community that is well-prepared to minimize the impact of wildfires.
It’s never too late to learn something new!
Do you have knowledge about the importance of sleeping with a closed door? Are you aware of the recommended number of smoke alarms for your home? Do you know how to operate a fire extinguisher effectively? Have you ever considered how swiftly a fire can spread? Are you familiar with the best practices for teaching your children about fire safety? Do you know how to assist older adults in maintaining their independence at home while ensuring their safety? If you’re seeking answers to these questions and more, we are here to provide you with the information you need.