Fire Station Tours: Children of all ages may visit the station of their choice and receive a demonstration of firefighter gear, a tour of the station, and fire safety tips. Tours may be scheduled between the hours of 9:00am and 7:00pm any day of the week. Tours are dependent upon emergency calls received by station personnel.Fire Engine Visits: Upon approval by the fire department, firefighters will visit local schools and daycare facilities to give children tips about fire safety, show off the fire engine, demonstrate fire gear, and teach them not to fear firefighters in emergency situations.
The mission of Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services is to save lives and protect property. Outside of putting out fires and responding to medical calls, the department provides community education that helps achieve this goal. To schedule an education program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Risk Reduction: This class teaches participants what to expect in case of a fire and how to react if one occurs. Also discussed is how to design, implement, and practice a fire escape plan at home and at work.
Blood Pressure Checks: Individuals may stop by any local fire station for a free blood pressure check! Look out for firefighters at local venues on Wednesdays throughout the month for a blood pressure check booth as well!
Fire Drills: Conducting regular fire drills helps to ensure the safety of people in places of business and schools. Participating businesses and schools are given a drill evaluation form after a member of the fire department observes and assesses the evacuation plan in question.
Extinguisher Training: This program is designed to teach participants about different types of extinguishers and how to use them. Participants are taught what to look for in the event of a fire when utilizing the extinguisher; a demonstration of the extinguisher is provided at the end of the class.
Youth Fire Safety Training Facility: This program caters to elementary-aged children and is held at Station 20 in Lawrenceville. Children participate in a simulated fire experience and utilize newly taught fire emergency skills. Due to the size of the facility, classes are limited to 30 children.
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program: This class is taught on a case-by-case basis for children with a history of setting fires. In the program, participants learn about the dangers and consequences of setting fires. The program is extremely individualized and provided upon recommendation for children 17 and under.
Citizen's Fire Academy: This 12-session course provides participants the opportunity to learn about Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services in a classroom and practical setting. Classes are taught by certified firefighters and paramedics. To enroll for the course, please visit the Citizen's Group (link) portion of the website.
FLAME Program: The Firefighter Lunch and Mentorship Experience program promotes one-on-one mentoring for students with at-risk indicators, as determined by school administration. Firefighters provide a positive adult relationship similar to an older brother or sister and help students develop values like self-esteem, teamwork, and goal development. All FLAME meetings are held during school hours on school ground and are facilitated by school administration.
Zero Response Time Program: In an effort to promote a safer community, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services provides CPR/AED Awareness to citizens to help the community feel more comfortable in responding to sudden cardiac arrest events. The most important factor when addressing sudden cardiac events is the immediate action of using an AED and CPR. By partnering with the community and providing these classes quarterly, the department is able to create an atmosphere with heightened knowledge and ability to save the lives of individuals that suffer from sudden cardiac arrest. The more information that citizens know, the faster the response time of assistance by responsible citizens, thereby creating a zero response time.
The CPR/AED Programs are for participation only. This program is not designed for those seeking actual certification or for employment purposes.