School Fire and Life Safety Program

The Falcon firefighters and staff are very involved with teaching Fire and Life Safety topics to local pre-school, elementary, middle, and high-school students. Each school year, hundreds of students learn about important safety topics and “life-skills”. 

The “Risk Watch” program from the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) is an injury prevention program designed to help children and families create safer homes and communities by teaching them the skills and knowledge they need to make positive choices about their personal safety and well-being.

Each of the following topics is presented in every “Risk Watch” module:

  • Fire and burn prevention
  • Water safety
  • Poisoning prevention
  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • Choking/strangulation prevention
  • Falls prevention
  • Firearms injury prevention


The 2nd graders at elementary schools in the District are also treated to an end-of-the-year Bike Rodeo. The students are able to show off their bike riding skills by going through several obstacle courses and other fun and safe events. Memorial Hospital, Memorial Star Helicopter, and Penrose’s Flight For Life Helicopter also participate yearly by teaching the students about other safety issues.


Falcon Fire Department is a big proponent of safe driving for all ages. FFD partners with Falcon High School and Memorial Hospital to educate inexperienced drivers (15-18 years old) on safe driving topics with an emphasis on “NO DISTRACTIONS While Driving.” More information on Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.), an international injury prevention curriculum, can be found at www.partyprogram.com.


If you are interested in learning more, or wish to schedule Fire and Life Safety Program(s) such as these at your school, please call 719-495-4050 for more information.