The most effective way to protect yourself, and the ones you love, is to learn proper fire prevention and survival skills
The Sparwood Fire Department offers many opportunities for people of all ages to learn fire protection, fire safety, fire prevention, and proper fire extinguisher usage.
The department provides the following programs at no charge to organizations or individuals to increase fire safety awareness and prevention:
- Fire Safety for Babysitters;
- Fire Safety for Home Alone;
- Junior Firefighter Program (open to high school students aged 17 to 19 years as a work experience credited program);
- WHMIS for student workers;
- Working Smoke Alarm Program (members go to door to door to check smoke alarms in our most vulnerable neighbourhoods. Faulty or non-working smoke alarms are replaced for free);
- Public safety education for the community;
- Department Open House is held during Fire Prevention Week in October; and
- Station visits by Kindergarten classes Treehouse Daycare, Strong Start Program.
In addition to the above programs, the department hosts and Emergency Awareness Safety Expo in June during Coal Miner Days to encourage residents to prepare for emergencies and meet emergency response teams and exhibitors from around the province.