The fire department offers fire prevention programs to schools and/or businesses upon request. Firefighters will share basic fire safety information to children, show them the fire engine and equipment, and show children what a firefighter looks like in bunker (fire fighting) gear. The presentation focuses on teaching children that firefighters are their friends, not to play with matches and lighters, stop, drop, and roll, and how to exit their home safely in case of fire. To schedule a presentation or Fire Station field trip, call Fire Administration at 409-643-5700. Fire Prevention requests require a minimum of 5 business days advanced notice and are based on availability.
After 12 months of planning and development, the Texas City Fire Department partnered with Galveston County Junior League to acquire a Fire Safety House in October 1996. The teaching aid (Safety House) is used to teach children lessons which include:
- Exit drills in the home
- Get Out-Stay Out
- Recognize fire hazards in the home
- Stay Low and Go
- Use senses (Look, Listen, Touch, and Smell)
To schedule Safety House for young children, call Fire Administration at 409-643-5700. Requests require a minimum of 5 business days advanced notice and are based on availability.