The Harrisburg Fire Department's Fire Marshall's Office offers community education programs to the community at no cost. Programs can be presented in English or Spanish and include interactive exercises and demonstrations using actual fire department vehicles, clothing and gear and the Harrisburg Fire Department's smokehouse simulator. Topics include:
- Fire Extinguisher Use
- Fire Truck Demonstrations
- Firefighter Equipment Demonstrations
- Home Fire Prevention & Safety
- Safe Exit From a Burning Structure: Planning & Practices
- Hug-A-Tree Wilderness Safety Program
Programs have been taught in daycares, nursing homes, schools, not-for-profit organizations and corporations. Special events and open houses have been held for home schooled children, the American Red Cross' Health & Safety Week and Fire Safety Month. Programs are taught by Harrisburg Fire Department staff and can be offered at the fire station or at your location. For more information, contact Jack Gonzalez, Harrisburg Fire Department public educator or 704-455-3574.