Blue Ash Fire Department personnel are dedicated to teaching Fire Safety classes to all ages. Each class is fun and informative. Our educational programs include Station Tours, visits with Sparky the Dog, and Turn-out Gear Demos. See below for descriptions and parent and educator resources. For all programs listed below, call (513) 745-8533 to set an appointment to visit and learn! Children can also learn about the Fire Department by watching BAFD videos on YouTube here.
We are honored and privileged that you want to take your time to visit us and learn more about fire safety, and we want to make it fun! Our station tour includes a fire safety talk and tours of the station, trucks, and ambulances. The tour takes place at the North Station.
Turn-Out Gear Demo
Firefighters may look scary to little ones! This program teaches children not to be frightened of firefighters or hide from them if they are called to their home in an emergency. Firefighters will try on each piece of their turn-out gear and explain why they use it and what protection it provides. This demo can be done at one of our stations, or at your school or business.
Parent and Educator Resources
The sites below have helpful info on preparing, planning, preventing, and talking to children about what to do in the case of an emergency. The sites provide checklists and tip sheets as well, and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) site has info about juvenile firesetter programs.
FEMA resources for kids and teens
NFPA site for public education
Always Remember to Stop, Drop, Cover, and Roll!
The stop, drop, cover, and roll method is the most effective way of putting out clothing that has caught fire. Learn the simple steps and practice today!
If your clothes catch on fire:
STOP – Stop where you are, never run!
DROP – Drop down to the floor or ground.
COVER – Cover your face with your hands.
ROLL – Roll back and forth many times until the fire is out!