Tri-Community Fire Department provides free: fire education, awareness and prevention training sessions to our community. Typically these are offered to surrounding daycares, grade schools, home school groups and civic clubs. You can request a fire education class for your group by filling out the form on the Contact Us page.
Fire Safety Tips
- Always have a fire escape plan for your home so every member of the family knows the designated place to meet. After everyone is at the meeting place, go to a neighbor's house to call the fire deparmtent.
- Once you escape safely from your house, never go back for anything.
- Have smoke detectors installed where people sleep and on each floor of your home as a minimum. It is recommended that a smoke detector be placed by the laundry and furnace rooms. If your smoke detectors are battery operated, you should change your batteries when there is a time change, or twice a year.
- Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors should be used in addition to smoke detectors if your home uses gas appliances or you heat with other than electricity. Follow the same guidelines as for smoke detectors when placing the devices and changing batteries.
- Always keep matches, lighters, fuels and other dangerous items away from children and stored in a safe place. Remember the best way to fight a fire is to prevent it!
- Avoid leaving food to cook unattended!
In order to aid the fire department and other emergency personnel when responding to an emergency, please have your residence or business properly marked with the street number.
*City of Collegedale residents can refer to Municipal Ordinance 16-114