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Safety Education

SSFR is involved with educating the public in many different forms, from children to adults. Education varies from puppet shows for children, tours in our traveling safety house and station tours. To the installation of car seats, use of smoke and Co detectors, and preparation for emergency events. Below is some information we hope you find useful.

Puppet Shows
Steamboat Fire Rescue has created a great, fun way for kids of all ages to learn about various topics such as; "Calling 911", "Stop, Drop, and Roll", "Helmet Safety", and other general fire safety topics.
To schedule a puppet show for your school or organization, please contact the public education coordinator at 879-7170.

Station Tours
All station tours are done by members of SSFR and therefore require a two-week advance notice. To be put on the schedule contact the fire station at 879-7170.

Wild Fire Preparation
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue participates in educating our community about wildland fire and creating defensible space for your home in the event of a wildland fire.

Proactive steps can lead to a safer environment for you, your home and your family in the event of a wildland fire. For additional information on making your home safer in the event of a wildland fire, check out these websites for valuable tips.

Click on the firewise link and once on the page you will find a homeowners tab on the right hand side for great information.
www.firewise.org
www.csfs.colostate.edu

Fire Prevention Week
Nationwide, one week out of the year is dedicated to fire prevention. Fire prevention Week is observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. October 9th being the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Safety Seat Inspections
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells us that half of the child car seats in use today are installed incorrectly without parents realizing it. Nationally over 1,000 children under age 10 die and 160,000 are injured each year as passengers in motor vehicles. The lives of you and your family could depend on using seat belts and child car seats correctly.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue would be happy to inspect your car seat to ensure that your child is properly restrained. Complementary inspections and installations are offered please call 879-7170 to set up an appointment.

If you are in need of additional information and to see the laws relating to child safety seats check out the Colorado Child Passenger Safety site