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PUBLIC EDUCATION

The College Station Fire Department offers a variety of educational opportunities to the community. Below, you can explore and request different educational programs for your organization / group.

    Emergency Awareness Visits
    More than 60% of 911 calls responded to by CSFD are medical emergencies. In order to increase familiarity with Emergency Medical Services (EMS), CSFD offers Emergency Awareness Visits to the community.

    This visit consists of an appearance by an ambulance and its crew. Most commonly, the crew will give a brief overview of their apparatus and equipment while discussing what happens during ambulance calls. Other topics of discussion may include when and how to call 911, and what to expect when talking with an emergency dispatcher.

    >> REQUEST AN EMERGENCY AWARENESS VISIT HERE.


    Firefighter Visits
    Firefighter visits are offered to groups or organizations wishing to learn about the firefighter’s roles, equipment, and / or apparatus. The visit can be as simple as a “show and tell” of the fire apparatus and equipment, or as detailed as a fire and life safety presentation from the fire crew.

    Typical firefighter visits range from 30-60 minutes depending on the age and size of the audience.

    Requests can be made for any and all age groups and visits will be geared toward the majority age group of the audience. You may specify any additional topics you would like covered during the visit on the request form.

    >> REQUEST A FIREFIGHTER VISIT HERE.


    Fire Extinguisher Training
    Fire Extinguisher Training is offered only to adults ages 18 and older.

    Fire Extinguisher Training includes a brief overview of fire behavior and fire extinguisher usage, followed by hands-on practice extinguishing fires.

    Classes usually last from 30-60 minutes depending on the number of participants.

    CSFD does not train youths in fire extinguisher use, as there is a high risk associated with decision making in young minds. It is more likely that an adult will make the appropriate decision to leave a building when the fire is too big, where children may forget to exit and may get injured or killed trying to extinguish a fire. For youths below the age of 18, the primary emphasis in regards to live fire is to get out of the building and immediately call 911.

    >> REQUEST A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING CLASS HERE.

    Hands-Only CPR
    Hands-Only CPR is CPR without rescue breaths. If you see a teen or adult collapse, you can perform Hands-Only CPR with just two easy steps:

    1) Call 911 and

    2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest



    >> REQUEST A HANDS-ONLY CPR CLASS HERE.


    Stop the Bleed
    The course combines lecture and hands-on skills training. In it, you’ll learn how to:

    • Recognize life-threatening bleeding
    • Apply direct pressure to wounds
    • Pack a wound
    • Apply a tourniquet

    You do not need any prior medical knowledge or training to take the course.

    The one-time course provides you with the knowledge and skills to help save a life. All age groups can attend. Everyone receives a certificate at the end of the course.

    >> REQUEST A STOP THE BLEED CLASS HERE.


Contact Information

Meghan ReedCommunity Outreach Specialist979.764.3712
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