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There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.
FACT: Half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February!
BE WARM AND SAFE THIS WINTER!
August Fire Safety TipNFPA Grilling SafetyEvacuation HandoutSmoke Detector Replacement CheckHeating Safety
HAVE QUESTIONS? Call our Fire & Life Safety Educator at 1-980-314-3074 for answers.
The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office has three certified Fire & Life Safety Educators to instruct fire prevention and general life safety. Our educators provide this service to the towns of Mecklenburg County and its citizens
Our educators provide education and instruction to the following groups:
Our certified Fire & Life Safety Educators provide students, teachers, community members, employers and employees with important information, techniques and resources to reduce fire related injuries and help mitigate risks to life, property and the environment.
Our program for 3rd graders is one of our largest outreach programs. It reaches all 3rd grade classrooms in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public School system. We also offer the same program to all private schools in Mecklenburg County.
Our training programs focus on one or all of the following core objectives:
Child Evacuation PlanChild Evacuation Plan SPANISHSparky ChecklistInstall Smoke Alarm Coloring PageGet Low and Go Coloring PageDon't Cook Alone Coloring PageDon't Play with Matches Coloring PageFire Truck Cut OutFirefighter Cup ActivityFirefighter Name BadgeSesame Street Fire Safety Coloring BookNFPA Hot or Not Sorting Game
The goal of the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office and its Fire & Life Safety Educators is to provide enjoyable and knowledgeable educational programs based on real-life scenarios in regards to fire and life safety. By doing this we help make Mecklenburg County a safe place to live, work and visit.
For any questions about any Fire & Life Safety Programs offered by the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office contact Assistant Fire Marshal Karrie Heller at 1-980-314-3074.
If you are located within the City of Charlotte, please call the Charlotte Fire Department Fire and Life Safety Education Department at 1-704-336-3970 to speak with one of their educators.