The DeKalb County Fire Rescue's Community Education Unit is proud to offer a number of fire
and life safety programs to the citizens of DeKalb County. All programs are free of charge.
Dalmatian Education Program
The Dalmatian Education Program is designed to teach elementary children (Pre-K thru 2nd grade)
about fire safety using a specially trained Dalmatian. Topics covered include how to crawl low under smoke,
how to crawl through and to a door, how to dial 911, and how to stop, drop, and roll.
Children are encouraged to verbally and physically participate in order to enhance their abilities to recall
and retain information presented to them. Please call Community Education Specialist
Kristin Randall at 770-414-2122 for more information.
S.O.S. (Save Our Seniors)
The S.O.S. program is designed for senior citizens and consists of many types of fire safety classes
including cooking safety, electrical safety, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors.
Motor vehicle safety and telemarketing fraud are also offered. This program targets senior facilities,
adult day cares, retirement communities, and other organizations that cater to seniors
who live independently. Please contact Community Education Specialist Kristi Hill
at 770-414-2124 for more information.
Juvenile Fire Setter Program
The Youth Fire Setter program was established to assist children, youth,
and their families about issues related to fire curiosity, fire experimentation,
and fire setting. DeKalb County Fire Rescue offers free fire safety classes to
aid in educating families about the danger of fire setting. Any child or teen that
has set a fire or has shown interest in fire setting qualifies for this program.
Please contact Community Education Specialist Kristi Hill at 770-414-2124 for
Ghost Out is a program specifically designed to target high school students about
the dangers of drinking and driving, using drugs and driving, obeying the speed laws,
and wearing seatbelts. The program is presented during prom and graduation season
to 11th-12th grade in order to encourage teens to think about proper behavior during
this fun time. This program is set up through the high schools.
The Risk Watch Program is an injury prevention program in public elementary schools taught
by the PE Coaches and covers Motor Vehicle Safety, Fire & Burn Prevention, Choking,
Suffocation & Strangulation, Poisoning Prevention, and Water Safety. The program targets 2nd and 5th grade.
However, it is not limited to schools; the program can also be taught at churches,
youth programs, day care centers, etc. Please contact Community Education Specialist
Beverly Thompson at 770-414-2123 for more information.
Child Passenger Safety
A certified Child Passenger Safety Technician can instruct parents through a presentation
on how to safely install a child safety seat in their car. The presentation includes
not only the instruction on installation, but also important information on motor vehicle safety,
seat belts, the law, etc. Car seat checks are scheduled by appointment only.
Fire Safety House
The Fire Safety House is a 39-foot travel trailer that is scaled down to a
one level house and allows children to experience a simulated fire-like situation
in a home setting. Children will be able to walk through a kitchen, living room,
and bedroom attempting to locate fire hazards. The children are also able to practice
their escape plan as the fire safety house fills with non-toxic smoke.
Other programs offered by DeKalb County Fire Rescue and the Community Education Unit include:
Fire Truck Demos
Fire Station Visits
Fire Extinguisher Demos
Basic Fire Safety Demos
Smoke Alarm Program
For more information on all programs, please contact the Community Education Unit at 770-414-2124 or 678-406-7748.