- Fire Department
- Fire Marshal's Office
- Fire Education
The Public Education Office is a part of the Fire Prevention Division and overseen by the Fire Marshal. This office provides a variety of life safety lessons and would gladly work with you to create and present a program that meets the needs of your group. Please contact 325-676-6682 for scheduling and more information.
We cover a lot of topics during our Fire Safety House presentation at Safety City. Learn more about fire safety in the home.
Safety & Training
The Public Education Office provides free fire extinguisher training to Abilene community businesses and organizations. These trainings can be scheduled by calling 325-676-6682 and are generally scheduled for late afternoons. The training program includes a brief discussion about fire safety, viewing of a short video identifying the types of fire and proper use of extinguisher, and going outside to practice the techniques using a water extinguisher. The training lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
For individuals wanting to equip their home, a portable ABC fire extinguisher, available in most hardware sections of stores, is sufficient. These should be placed near possible causes of fire, such as in the kitchen or garage, in an easy to access location. Fire extinguishers are designed to put out small, contained fires.
Smoke detectors save lives, but only if they work properly. Having a working smoke detector can increase your chance of surviving a house fire by more the 53%! There should be a detector in every bedroom and maybe in a hallway or living area depending on the size or layout of the home. If it is a battery-operated detector, then the battery should be changed every 6 months. We suggest doing this during daylight savings time change. "Change your Clocks. Change your Batteries!" Smoke detectors should also be tested once a month by pressing the test button.
The Abilene Fire Department partners with the American Red Cross that provide donated smoke detectors for families in need. We have a form to be filled out upon request for any smoke detectors. You must own your home. If you are in need and can install them yourself, you can come by Station one located at 250 Grape Street and receive the smoke detectors. You also have the option of having a fire crew come to your home to assist with the installation if you are unable to do so yourself. We also have a PowerPoint that you can reference for information regarding the installation.
- American Red Cross, 1610 N. 2nd Street, Abilene, Texas 79601, (325) 677-2622
- Smoke detector application
- Smoke detector installation instructions
Non-Profit Groups & Schools
Non-profit groups and schools can schedule an Engine Demonstration, where a crew comes to your location, by calling the Public Education Office at 325-676-6682. These are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the understanding that the crew may be late and/or have to leave early to respond to an emergency.
Groups & Individuals
Groups and individuals wishing to schedule a station tour should contact the station by calling 325-676-6676. With advanced notice, the crews can prepare a lesson or visit that meets the interests of your group.