Fire Safety Education Program

The goal of the Fire Safety Education Program is to eliminate residential fire deaths in New York City. Fire deaths have dropped steadily during the past decades and studies have shown that there is a direct link to strong public education programs. The goal of FDNY instructors is to continually educate the public with critical lifesaving strategies that focus on fire prevention, with a special focus on the City's most vulnerable populations and at-risk communities.

The program includes:

  • Presentations at local schools and community centers in New York City.
  • Planned visits to New York City firehouses or EMS stations. 
  • Hands-on practice inside the Department's Mobile Fire Safety Experience Trailer.
  • Community outreach at events, such as street fairs, parades and more.
  • Visits from Hotdog, the FDNY fire safety mascot, or Siren, the FDNY life safety mascot.

Request a Presentation

The Fire Safety Education Unit is specially trained to conduct public education and community outreach. To ensure your request for a presentation is fulfilled, please give a minimum two weeks' notice.