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Public Education Presentations

The easiest fire to extinguish is the fire we prevent from starting. The Maumelle Fire Department believes that many fires, fire-related injuries and household accidents can be prevented with a strong public education program. Currently, our program includes a variety of options -- safety presentations, station tours, apparatus appearances & school presentations.

Extinguisher Training
Capt. Tim Bullard explains the markings on a fire extinguisher to a group of employees from
within the Maumelle Industrial Park. Our department makes personnel available to local
industry and civic groups to assist in teaching fire safety subjects.

Safety Presentations
The Maumelle Fire Department can supply firefighters to speak to your group on a variety of topics which include fire safety, household safety, fire service careers or other related subjects. Presentations should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Station Tours
A popular option for many youth groups, such as scout troops and school groups, is a visit to our fire station. Maumelle firefighters will be happy to show you our station, let you explore our apparatus and demonstrate some of our equipment. Group tours also include a brief review of fire safety concepts. While anyone is welcome to visit the station during regular business hours, we ask that groups call at least two weeks in advance to schedule a tour.

Station Tour
Firefighter Scott Eaton assists an Oak Grove pre-kindergartner in squirting water
during a station tour. Demonstration of fire equipment during a tour is dependent
on group size & age as well as personnel availability and scheduling requirements.

Apparatus Appearances
The Maumelle Fire Department can provide an apparatus for special events. Firefighters will be available to explain the various functions of the apparatus as well as answer questions regarding firefighting and fire safety. Appearances should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

School Presentations
Maumelle firefighters welcome any opportunity to speak to school groups of any age or size. During school presentations, firefighters present age-appropriate information for the students. For younger children, firefighters teach basic fire safety information, show them the fire engine and dress out in full protective gear. We try to emphasize that firefighters are the children's friend and that they should not fear them during an emergency. Topics for older students include more specific fire and household safety information, discussion of fire service careers and the science involved in firefighting.

To schedule your public education event -- presentation, appearance or tour -- please call our station during normal business hours at (501) 851-1337. All events should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Please note that apparatus and the firefighters assigned to them remain in service during all presentations and may be required to leave to respond to emergencies.

Smoke Detector Presentation
Fire Chief George Glenn discusses the importance of working smoke detectors during
a safety presentation at the Maumelle Senior Services Center.