Safety Tips

Stop Fires Through Education

This year showed a dramatic increase in our public fire safety awareness programs. The Greenfield Fire Department participated in 54 events directly associated with fire safety. More than 6,700 citizens, children, and adults from Greenfield and surrounding communities, benefited from these programs. These include classes taught at public and private schools, day care centers, Community Based Residential Facilities, and various organizations. Career opportunities were presented to over 500 of our High School and Middle School students. An important facet of our bureau is the "Juvenile Firesetter Program." This program educates children and their families who have been referred to us because of some incident where the child was found playing with fire. This year, 8 children were given the program from instructors within the department after they had been referred to us by the Police Department and other organizations. In addition, this past year our department provided tours of our fire stations to over 600 people of all ages. As with many successful Fire Prevention programs, most of the goals could not be accomplished without the help of outside agencies, organizations, and businesses from around the city. An increase in the number of Fire Prevention activities also means an increased strain on the budget. Literature and materials which reinforce our fire safety message are at a premium and very expensive. Many organizations and citizens assisted our department through either time donated or money contributed.

  1. File of Life

    The File of Life is a red plastic magnetic file folder that attaches to your refrigerator. The file contains vitally important information about you to provide for more accurate medial treatment.

  2. Home Fire Safety Checklist

    Keep your family safe with this checklist.

  3. In the Event of a Fire

    Knowing how to protect yourself during a fire could save your life and the lives of others.

  4. Know Your Escape

    In the event of a fire, you must be able to leave your home quickly. Plan ahead, and know exactly what to do in an emergency, these tips will help you be more prepared.

  5. Protect Yourself

    Prevention is the best way to keep your home safe from fire. Read tips on how to prevent fires in your home.

  6. What to do if You're Trapped

    There are a few things you can do if you are trapped in a fire.