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Public Education
Fire Department

The goal of the OCFD Public Education Section is to reduce the risk of loss of life and property to preventable fire and other hazards that negatively affect the quality of life for the citizens of Oklahoma City.

The work section is under the direction of Chief J. Kevin Berry, who is also a member of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Urban Task Force a collaboration of fire safety leaders from the nation’s largest fire departments.

In-service fire and life safety training is provided by the Pub-Ed section to any organization that is required by law to undergo periodic training by qualified instructors.

The Pub-Ed section has established and maintained coalitions with numerous agencies that serve our City’s citizens in an effort to reach as many people as possible with lifesaving safety messages.

Some of our most common initiatives and safety programs include but are not limited to:

Project Life: Providing smoke alarms to citizens in the Oklahoma City area at no-cost.
Operation Fire Safe: A program designed to meet the needs of families who have or are concerned about the possibility of their children becoming involved with juvenile fire setting.

Risk Watch: This comprehensive injury prevention curriculum for children kindergarten through eighth grade targets the top 8 risk areas that pose the greatest unintentional injury risk to children. This life saving curriculum as of 2013 has resulted in 19 documented life saves.

Emergency Preparedness and Prevention: This comprehensive education package helps any business, school, hospital and all types of institutions to prepare for prevent and mitigate any and all possible disasters that they might face in Oklahoma City.

Remembering When: A program targeted to our senior population intended address the particular needs of this demographic.

Public Education has many other programs to address any need related to the safety of our citizens and our City. For more information please contact the Oklahoma City Fire Department Public Education office at 297-3318 and ask to speak with any of our well qualified staff.

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