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Community Outreach & Education Programs

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 480-858-7230 Community Risk Reduction

The Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department is committed to providing the community with life safety education by teaching prevention in order to reduce life and property loss in the community.

Our Public Education Specialist is available to make presentations to schools, organizations or businesses. 

Business - on-the-job safety

Many of the nation's annual 5,000 business fires could be prevented if companies and employees followed basic on-the-job safety practices. Topics that are covered include electrical & equipment safety, keeping exits and stairways clear, evacuation plans and fire extinguishers.

Car Seat Checks - Tuesdays by appointment

Every year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Child safety seats, when properly installed, save lives.  Tempe Fire Medical Rescue offers a car seat inspection program to make sure you have installed your car seat correctly. 

Installed car seats are inspected on Tuesday's by appointment only.  Please call 480-858-7200 to schedule an appointment.

Fire Extinguisher Training

The use of a fire extinguisher in the hands of a trained adult can be a life and property saving tool. However, a majority of adults have not had fire extinguisher training and may not know how and when to use them. Fire extinguisher use requires a sound decision making process and this training will help ensure that you have the confidence and skills necessary to take action should a fire occur.

Hands-only CPR Training

Hands-only CPR, also known as continuous chest compression, is a potentially lifesaving technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact.

A simpler and easier technique to remember it's best used in emergencies in which someone has seen another person collapse from sudden cardiac arrest. 

Health and Safety Fairs

Our Public Education Specialist is available to participate in your company's  or group's health and safety fair. We address a variety of topics including fire safety, water safety, disaster preparedness and child safety.

Homeowner & Renter program

Homeowners and renters can learn about causes of most residential fires, prevention measures, placement of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and creating and practicing a home evacuation plan.

Preschool Program

We visit preschools is educate children about fire and water safety and calling 9-1-1.

  • Matches and lighters are tools not toys
  • Stop, drop and roll
  • Never go near any body of water without adult supervision


We cover fire safety, water safety, injury prevention, kitchen safety and first aid.

Each class is designed to meet the educational, physical ability and reasoning skill levels of the students. The program is also appropriate for scout groups or after-school programs. l

Older Adults - fire and fall prevention

As we age, we become more vulnerable to falls and fire. We have programs to address slip and fall prevention, cooking safety, smoke alarm maintenance and fire escape plans.

Water Safety

We talk about safety around all bodies of water and cover topics such as common causes of drowning and near drownings, prevention measures, the importance of learning CPR and what to do in case of an accident.