Community Education
Public Education Programs

The Des Moines Fire Department Provides a series of fire education programs and services which include the items below. To schedule a program, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (515) 283-4240 or E-mail us for more information.

 
Smoke Detector Familiarization

The Fire Prevention Bureau can answer your questions on smoke detectors including what kind you should purchase, where to place them and how often the battery needs to be replaced. Smoke Detector Information Sheet

 
Fire Prevention Programs

The Fire Prevention Bureau provides numerous public service Fire Prevention Programs to the public.

These programs include:

Presentation on fire safety to civic groups, schools, churches, and other organizations.
Fire extinguisher training sessions are conducted at local businesses upon request.
"Freddie" the robotic fire truck visits local schools and day care centers to discuss fire safety.

 
School Education Programs

The Fire Prevention Bureau has fire safety education programs available for all local schools. For the elementary student, “Freddie” the robotic fire truck can visit, for the middle school and senior high student, the Fire Prevention Bureau can provide a Fire Prevention Inspector to present a fire safety education program.

 
Local Business Fire Prevention In-Service

The Fire Prevention Bureau conducts fire on-site training services for health care facilities as well as area businesses. They include but are not limited to fire safety and evacuation in the work place.

 
Health Care Facility In-Services

The Fire Prevention Bureau conducts fire on-site training services for health care facilities as well as area businesses. They include but are not limited to fire safety and evacuation in the work place.