The easiest fire
to extinguish is the fire we prevent from starting. The Maumelle Fire Department
believes that many fires, fire-related injuries and household accidents can
be prevented with a strong public education program. Currently, our program
includes a variety of options -- safety presentations, station tours, apparatus
appearances & school presentations.
Capt. Tim Bullard
explains the markings on a fire extinguisher to a group of employees from
within the Maumelle Industrial Park. Our department makes personnel available
industry and civic groups to assist in teaching fire safety
The Maumelle Fire Department can supply firefighters to speak to your group
on a variety of topics which include fire safety, household safety, fire
service careers or other related subjects. Presentations should be scheduled
at least two weeks in advance.
A popular option for many youth groups, such as scout troops and school groups,
is a visit to our fire station. Maumelle firefighters will be happy to show
you our station, let you explore our apparatus and demonstrate some of our
equipment. Group tours also include a brief review of fire safety concepts.
While anyone is welcome to visit the station during regular business hours,
we ask that groups call at least two weeks in advance to schedule a
Eaton assists an Oak Grove pre-kindergartner in squirting water
during a station tour. Demonstration of fire equipment during a tour is
on group size & age as well as personnel availability and scheduling
The Maumelle Fire Department can provide an apparatus for special events.
Firefighters will be available to explain the various functions of the apparatus
as well as answer questions regarding firefighting and fire safety. Appearances
should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Maumelle firefighters welcome any opportunity to speak to school groups of
any age or size. During school presentations, firefighters present
age-appropriate information for the students. For younger children, firefighters
teach basic fire safety information, show them the fire engine and dress
out in full protective gear. We try to emphasize that firefighters are the
children's friend and that they should not fear them during an emergency.
Topics for older students include more specific fire and household safety
information, discussion of fire service careers and the science involved
To schedule your public education event -- presentation, appearance or tour
-- please call our station during normal business hours at (501) 851-1337.
All events should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Please note
that apparatus and the firefighters assigned to them remain in service during
all presentations and may be required to leave to respond to
Fire Chief George
Glenn discusses the importance of working smoke detectors during
a safety presentation at the Maumelle Senior Services Center.