The goal of the OKCFD Public Education work section is to reduce loss of life and property to preventable fire and life safety hazards that negatively affect the quality of life for the citizens of Oklahoma City.
In-service fire and life safety training is provided by the Pub-Ed section to any organization that is required by law to undergo periodic training by qualified instructors.
The Pub-Ed section has established and maintained coalitions with numerous agencies that serve our City’s residents in an effort to reach as many people as possible with lifesaving safety messages.
Some of our most common initiatives and safety programs include but are not limited to:
- Project Life - Providing smoke alarms to citizens in the Oklahoma City area at no-cost.
- Youth Firesetter Intervention Program - A program designed to meet the needs of families who are concerned about their children playing with fire or their children’s interest with fire. See the link under Safety Resources for more information about this free program.
- Risk Watch - This comprehensive injury prevention curriculum for children kindergarten through eighth grade targets the top 8 risk areas that pose the greatest unintentional injury risk to children. This life saving curriculum as of 2013 has resulted in 19 documented life saves.
- Emergency Preparedness and Prevention - This comprehensive education package helps any business, school, hospital and all types of institutions to prepare for prevent and mitigate any and all possible disasters that they might face in Oklahoma City.
- Remembering When - A program targeted to our senior population intended address the particular needs of this demographic.
Public Education has many other programs to address any need related to the safety of our residents and our City. For more information please contact the Oklahoma City Fire Department Public Education Office at (405) 297-3318 and ask to speak with any of our well qualified staff.