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Community Programs

The Harrisburg Fire Department's Fire Marshal'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:

  • CPR
  • Fire Extinguisher Use
  • Fire Truck Demonstrations
  • Firefighter Equipment Demonstrations
  • Home Fire Prevention and Safety
  • Safe Exit From a Burning Structure: Planning and Practices

Programs have been taught in:

  • Corporations
  • Day cares
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Nursing homes
  • Schools

Every year, Harrisburg Fire Department hosts a myriad of special events and educational programs including our open houses, fire education for home-schooled children, the American Red Cross' Health and Safety Week, as well as Fire Safety Month. Programs are taught by Harrisburg Fire Department staff and can be offered at the fire station or at your location.

Register for upcoming classes, or for additional information, email Fire Prevention or call 704-455-3574-prompt 5.

Additional Programs

In addition to the programs above the following programs are offered, also at no cost, to 

  • Businesses
  • Church groups
  • Civic groups
  • Community organizations
  • School classes
  • Scouting groups
  • And more

Hug-A-Tree Wilderness Safety

A national NASAR program teaching children ages 8 to 11 years old basic lost person survival techniques. More information can be found online.

Stop the Bleed

A national DHS program teaching youths at least 13 years old and adults techniques to detect and stop life threatening bleeding. More information can be found online.

To request these programs email John Lomonaco, Harrisburg Fire Department Instructor, or call 704-455-3574-prompt 5.