Community Education

Fire Prevention Week  Each year in October during National Fire Prevention week, Pacific County Fire District 1 personnel pays daily visits the students at Ocean Park Elementary School to teach fire safety and fire prevention. The curriculum is developed by Fire District 1, and coordinates with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) theme for the year.  Field trips are often arranged during this time for elementary and pre-school aged children to tour the fire station.
Fire Prevention Week

Students in all grades are encouraged to make a poster, illustrating what they’ve learned throughout the week, and to work with their families to make an escape plan for their homes. Poster contest winners are chosen from each classroom to ride in a fire engine and have lunch with the firefighters.

Senior Fall Prevention Program  We know that Senior Citizens are at an increased risk of injury from falls, and that each fall increases the likelihood of another fall occurring. We also know that most Seniors desire the independence to continue living in their own homes, for as long as they are physically able to do so. Pacific County Fire District 1 personnel are committed to educating Seniors about safety and prevention measures that can take in their homes, enabling them to continue to live independently for as long as possible. An in-home safety visit is confidential, free, and available be appointment.

Babysitting Classes  Pacific County Fire District 1 is a registered Safe Sitter teaching site. This nationally recognized program teaches students between 11 and 14 years old how to care for younger children. The curriculum includes First Aid and CPR, behavior management, appropriate ways to entertain different age groups, and what to do in an emergency.

Babysitting

Classes are planned twice each year to coordinate with the School District schedule: one during the Spring Break, and one at the start of Summer Vacation. The Safe Sitter Babysitting Class is a 2-day class, which costs $25 per student.