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The Raleigh Fire Department offers education and outreach services for children, schools, preschools, teachers, and day care providers. The education division also has classes and other outreach efforts for the business, residential, and targeted high-risk communities.

Upcoming Events

Check out these upcoming events and opportunities to learn how to keep yourself and your family safe.

Through Nov. 30, 2021 
Hurricane Safety Awareness
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. Learn about hurricane safety from the National Weather Service.  

Sept. 11, 2021
9/11 Anniversary
This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. First responders and their communities, including Raleigh, plan to commemorate the day in various ways, including ceremonies, videos, and PSAs.   
Oct. 3-9, 2021
Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States and Canada during the week in which Oct. 9 falls. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” and smoke alarms will be one of the focus areas. The Raleigh Fire Department plans to offer smoke alarm installations and home safety checks - keep an eye out for more information.

How to Grill Safely

Learn about Grilling Safety

A Raleigh Fire and Life Safety Educators walks you through how to safely light and use charcoal on your grill. 

Sign Up for Live Virtual Chats

Two boys checking out a firefighter with his mask on and a EMT

From left to right: Hudson and Parker Prentice check out firefighter's mask during a follow up visit to the fire station.

The Raleigh Fire Department now offers virtual live chats on fire safety topics for all age ranges - from preschoolers to seniors. These virtual chats are about 20 minutes long using Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Learn more about topics by age group and how to sign up

Ways to Help Prevent Fires

"Close Before You Doze" 

Did you know you know that your family only has three minutes or less to escape a burning home? The Firefighter Safety Research Institute found the simple act of closing your door could have a potentially life-saving impact. Raleigh's Fire Department has joined the national "Close Before You Doze" campaign to raise awareness about the issue.

"As a fire department, we understand the importance of closing your bedroom door at night to slow the spread of fire. We feel compelled to deliver that message to residents who normally keep doors inside their home open," said Lt. Lemuel Hubbard of Raleigh department. "It is a very easy behavioral change that can make a big difference. The evidence is crystal clear that a closed door can help save your life, your possessions and your family."

"Close Before You Doze" Campaign

"Don't Cook If You Can't Look"

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home injuries in the United States. Learn more about what you can do to help prevent them.

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