The Office of the Fire Marshal coordinates all off the public fire education for the district. Various programs are offered for different age groups and organizations.
Firehouse Tours: A visit to the firehouse can be arranged by contacting the Fire Marshals Office. A date and time will be scheduled for your children/group to stop by and see the station. Personnel will be available to talk to children about fire safety and answer questions about the apparatus and equipment.
Fire Prevention Week: The first full week of October marks the annual campaign known as "Fire Prevention Week." Throughout the week, firefighters visit with children in grades K-2 at Van Buren Moody Elementary School, as well as the daycare centers within the district. The firefighters speak about different topics including, smoke detectors, fire drills, Stop, Drop & Roll, and calling 911.
Adopt-A-Firefighter: This is a city-wide program in which firefighters are adopted by the students of the third grade. In the Westfield District, third grade students have a monthly meeting with their adopted firemen and talk about different topics related to the fire service. The topic include fire prevention, cold weather safety, Burn Prevention, Automobile Safety, and Emergency Medical Services. The year is finished with a visit to the fire station where the students get a chance to see the fire trucks and the equipment used to extinguish a fire.
Fire Extinguisher Training: Members of the Westfield Fire Department will come to your home/office and give a short presentation regarding the use of fire extinguishers. Following the presentation, you, your family, or your employees will have the chance to use a fire extinguisher to put out a real fire.
If you would like more information on any of the programs, please contact the Office of the Fire Marshal at (860) 632-2488.