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Elementary & Pre-K Education
Fire Safety Education
The Fayetteville Fire Department works with local schools and communities to help educate students and young adults about fire prevention and emergency situations. During Fire Prevention Month, the Fayetteville Fire Department will host lectures explaining fire prevention techniques, fire safety, firefighters and first responders roles in emergency situations, and education about fire escape and safety. 


The Fire Department also educates the elementary and middle school students about the firefighters' various equipment and uses in emergency situations. Hazmat and fire fighting equipment can look dangerous, but education about proper use and precautions can help educate children not to panic and understand the various rescue equipment and techniques that may be used.

House Safety & Emergency Education
Exit Window Trailer
The Fire Department has a Exit Strategy Trailer, along with Fire Safety House to educate adults and students about the importance of fire safety. The Exit Strategy Trailer is a portable trailer that simulates opening a first floor window in order to escape a fire and move outside to safety. Students are taught how to climb through the window, then the proper techniques of "Stop, Drop, and Roll" to put out any flames or embers that may have caught their clothing or body. Using an actual three-bedroom home, the Fayetteville Fire Department trains children and adults how to escape from a burning building. The house is equipped with heating units that are attached to the back of the bedroom doors and smoke machines that fill the house with thick, dense smoke. A control room activates the smoke and heats up the doors so that residents can experience the simulated conditions firsthand. Through a one-way mirror firemen can observe and critique individuals as they try to exit the smoke-filled building.

Fire Safety House

The fire safety house is a reminder that fire prevention and fire safety need to be a priority. The house has been in operation since 2000. The house was originally located in a flood-prone area. With the help of a federal flood mitigation grant, the city purchased the home and gave it to the fire department to use. The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen appropriated $12,000 to purchase the home, move it from the flood area, and help rehabilitate the house so that it would resemble a real home. Firefighters and volunteers did all the work on the house. Local businesses and industries also contributed funds and donated furniture to furnish the house.

Photos courtesy of Fayetteville City Schools

© 2018 Fayetteville, TN 110 Elk Avenue South, Fayetteville, TN 37334 | (931) 433-6154  Photos by Paul Henry, Elk Valley Times

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