Fire Education

The Public Education Office is a part of the Fire Prevention Division and overseen by the Fire Marshal. This office provides a variety of life safety lessons and would gladly work with you to create and present a program that meets the needs of your group. Please contact 325-676-6682 for scheduling and more information.

Safety & Training

  1. Fire Extinguisher Training
  2. AFD Smoke Detector Program
  3. Station Tours & Engine Demonstrations

The Public Education Office provides free fire extinguisher training to Abilene community businesses and organizations. These trainings can be scheduled by calling 325-676-6682 and are generally scheduled for late afternoons. The training program includes a brief discussion about fire safety, viewing of a short video identifying the types of fire and proper use of extinguisher, and going outside to practice the techniques using a water extinguisher. The training lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Fire Extinguishers

For individuals wanting to equip their home, a portable ABC fire extinguisher, available in most hardware sections of stores, is sufficient. These should be placed near possible causes of fire, such as in the kitchen or garage, in an easy to access location. Fire extinguishers are designed to put out small, contained fires.