Clark County Fire District 11 Public Education
We are committed to community service through preparation, prevention, education, and response. Listed below are a few of the educational programs and services we provide at no cost (excluding CPR/ First Aid Classes) to residents of Clark County Fire District 11. If you don't see one to fit your needs contact us. We are developing new programs all the time.
Child Safety Seat Inspections
According to Safe Kids motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children ages 3-14 in the United States. Clark County Fire & Rescue has certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians available to inspect your child’s seat for safety, proper installation, and compliance with the Washington State Child Restraint Law. Inspections are by appointment only; please call 360-887-4609 to schedule yours today.
Map Your Neighborhood
In the event of a large-scale disaster emergency crews may be overwhelmed and unable to immediately respond to your emergency. Neighbors who are prepared are more effective in their response to a disaster and have an increased capacity to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours after a disaster. Clark County Fire & Rescue will provide all the needed supplies and will send a representative to your neighborhood meeting to present the 90-minute program. You will learn the nine steps to take following a disaster that can protect lives and minimize damage.
Fire Station Tours
Tours of your local fire station are available upon request. Station tours last approximately 20 minutes and include age appropriate fire safety information, followed by viewing a fire engine and firefighting equipment, and talking to firefighters about their roles and responsibilities.
Working smoke alarms save lives! No residence should be without working smoke alarms on every level of the home and outside each sleeping area.
Clark County Fire & Rescue will provide and install smoke alarms, in an owner occupied home, if the homeowner is a senior citizen, disabled, or living on a fixed income. Personnel are also available to inspect and install resident purchased smoke alarm in any residence within fire district boundaries.
Juvenile Firesetter Program
Children playing with matches or lighters is a leading cause of home fires and often the children or others present are injured. Clark County Fire & Rescue has trained personnel that offer an educational intervention program that includes the child and his or her family, to address the fire setting behavior through education and support. Click here for frequently asked questions regarding juvenile firesetters.
Clark County Fire & Rescue offers a community CPR and first aid training class once a month. This class covers adult, child, and infant CPR and first aid. Additionally, participants will receive training on the proper use of automatic external defibrillators (AED). Upon successful completion of written exams and skills assessment, participants will received a CPR certification card valid for two years and a first aid card valid for three years. Call 360-887-4609 for upcoming classes.
In the event of an emergency, proper addressing will help emergency crews come to your aid more quickly.
Clark County Fire & Rescue provides 3” by 12” reflective signs with large numbers designed to be mounted to an existing tree, pole, or mailbox. To order your sign, call 360-887-4609.
Fire Extinguisher Training
Proper use of a portable fire extinguisher can put out a small fire or control it until the fire department arrives. Do you know how to use one? While operation of most portable fire extinguishers is simple, hands-on training is the best way to ensure timely and efficient operation in an emergency.
Clark County Fire & Rescue provides fire extinguisher training to businesses, schools, civic associations and other large organized groups. The training includes a presentation followed by hands-on, live fire training. Casual dress is encouraged for this class. Clark County Fire & Rescue supplies all training materials except for the extinguishers. Generally, one 10-pound ABC fire extinguisher for every four people participating in the live-fire training is required.
To schedule a fire extinguisher training class, call 360-887-4609.
Apartment fire reduction program
Clark County Fire & Rescue is committed to equipping apartment managers with the tools necessary to educate their residents on the importance of fire safety. Our personnel will come to your complex to provide fire extinguisher training, train residents how to test their smoke alarms to ensure they are working, provide safety information, and work with residents to develop a fire escape plan. We offer a monthly electronic safety newsletter than can be posted strategically throughout the complex and/or distributed to residents. Additionally, we will provide you with literature to be given to tenants during the leasing process.
Fire Safety Speakers
Are you interested in having fire safety information presented to your group? We will send a member of Clark County Fire & Rescue to present information regarding fire prevention and life safety to groups of 10 or more. Presentations will be catered to your group’s specific interests and needs. To learn more call 360-887-4609.
Preschool Safety Kits
To address the fire safety needs of preschoolers, Clark County Fire & Rescue has a fire safety kit program specifically designed for children between the ages of three and five. The kits are available to check-out for up to two weeks at a time and include child-size turnout gear, the award winning Play Safe! Be Safe! curriculum, and a variety of toys, games, and books to help children learn fire safe practices. Call 360-887-4609 to reserve yours today!
Scheduled Times and cost are subject to change without notice.