Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Seminole County Fire Department is pleased to provide our community with several types of Public Education Activities.  To request a visit by Seminole County Fire Department, please visit our online Community Outreach Request Form


Car Seat Checks


Seminole County Fire Department hosts a monthly car seat check at Seminole County Fire Station 27.
Every third Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
5280 Red Bug Lake Rd., Winter Springs  FL 32708
To schedule an appointment please email scfdcommunityoutreach@seminolecountyfl.gov or call 407-665-5126.
Please allow 30 to 45 minutes per appointment.
Seminole County Fire Department is also a member of the Safe Kids Seminole Coalition.
For additional car seat inspection locations
For car seat education locations   
For more information regarding car seat inspection/education, visit on Seminole County Sheriff's website.


Community Outreach Programs


Safe Place Program
 
The Seminole County Fire Department is proud to be part of the in Seminole County.
Safe Place is a community initiative that educates hundreds of thousands of young people every year about the dangers of trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. The project created a network of Safe Place sites where help can easily be found.
Safe Place is a nationally acclaimed program that is easily replicated in communities across the country. This program is a unique example of how communities can collaborate with the business sector, volunteers and youth service agencies to provide temporary safe havens for youth in crisis. Thousands of young people have received help at designated Safe Place locations across the country.
Business and community buildings display the diamond-shaped yellow and black Safe Place logo identifying them as Safe Place sites - places in neighborhoods where youth can get immediate help.
All Seminole County Fire Stations and Seminole County Animal Services Building are designated as a "safe place". Other Safe Place sites include fast food restaurants, convenience stores, movie theaters, and other community facilities such as police departments, libraries, YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs. In some cases, buses are designated as mobile Safe Place sites.
It is estimated that over two million young people run away from home each year. Increasing numbers of kids are also being put out of their homes by disinterested, frustrated, or abusive parents. On the streets, these youth are vulnerable to many dangers. They are significantly more likely to commit suicide. Without help, their future is uncertain. Safe Place offers access to immediate help for any youth experiencing a crisis situation.
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Sharps Container


Handlers of recyclable materials have grown increasingly concerned about sticks resulting from hypodermic needles, or "sharps," that have been accidentally put into home recycling bins. Trash collectors are often injured by needles that have been improperly packaged or simply thrown loose into household trash.
Sharps that are put in household recycling bins can cause serious problems. Seminole County Fire Department now offers free sharps containers at all local fire stations. To pick up a sharps container, simply go to your neighborhood fire station between 8:00am - 8:00pm. Firefighters will assist you in obtaining this piece of safety equipment.
Improperly disposed sharps are hazardous because they can cause infections and spread disease. Although waste handlers are the most at risk, children, family pets, and wild animals may also be injured.
It is important to remember that sharps are only a problem when they are not handled properly.


Used Sharps Drop-Off Sites

All Seminole County fire stations, the Seminole County Health Department and the Osceola Landfill are optional drop-off sites. Please be sure to properly package your sharps according to the safe-handling procedures outlines on this webpage. Locations have the right to refuse any sharps that are not safely contained. Absolutely no containers are to be left in a fire station without the knowledge of personnel on duty.
Click on the following link for a list of other Sharps Drop-Off locations: Sharps Drop-Off



Safe Kids


Seminole County Fire Department is a member of the Seminole County Safe Kids Coalition that is led by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.  Safe Kids Worldwide focuses on unintentional injuries to children up to the age of 14.
 



Safe Haven




Santa Express

Santa Is Coming To Seminole County
 During the holiday season, Santa can be scheduled to visit any neighborhood in Seminole County that reserves a special time in advance.  Unfortunately, Santa cannot visit every neighborhood and street in Seminole County, so it is important that your homeowner’s association or neighborhood group reserve a time early.
Seminole County Fire Department asks that all associations and groups have a community leader that would not mind dressing up as Santa.  Our fire engine will pick up Santa at your designated location and drive through the neighborhood spreading holiday cheer.  If you would like to pass out gifts or candy, please have those items available at the designated pickup site.
Please keep in mind the following guidelines.
•    Santa must be provided by the association.
•    Santa must sign a Release Form prior to boarding the unit.
•    Santa must be 18 years or older.
•    A chase vehicle must be provided by the requestor.
•    The unit officer may at anytime stop or refuse to transport Santa if an unsafe condition arises.
•    The unit transporting Santa may stay 30 minutes, at the most, after a drop off for public relations demonstrations.
•    Fire Department units must always remain available to answer emergency calls.


Please be advised that due to emergency calls the scheduled unit may be delayed or unable to fulfill the request. During the Santa Express route, an emergency call may occur, causing Santa to be transferred to the chase vehicle.
To reserve a time for your neighborhood, please complete the Community Outreach Request Form that goes directly to Santa’s Helper (our Public Education and Information Office) or call 407-665-5126.



Fire Station Tours and Fire Apparatus Displays


 The Seminole County Fire Department welcomes guests into our fire stations. Fire station tours are conducted for church groups, schools, social clubs, mom's groups and other organizations. All tours are personalized for each student group dependent on age/grade in school.
We welcome international and local groups to each of the stations. 
If you are interested in having a fire station tour at one of our facilities,  fill out the online Community Outreach Request FormXổ số của Longan tuần trước or call the Community Outreach Line 407-665-5126.



Juvenile Firesetter Prevention and Intervention Program


Seminole County's Juvenile Firesetter Prevention and Intervention Programs (JFS) provide specialized fire safety education for target at-risk children and teens with an interest in or a history of starting fires, creating destructive incendiary devices or pulling fire alarms. By offering fire safety education instruction and community outreach presentations, the program helps reduce incidents of injury, property loss and death.
The JFS program is a family-oriented processes requiring parent/guardian participation. At-risk children can be referred to the program by parents/guardians, public safety agencies, the county's public school system, counseling agencies or referred by the judicial system.
The JFS program operates under the direction of Seminole County Fire Department, Lake Mary Fire Department, Longwood Fire Department, Oviedo Fire Department and the Sanford Fire Department.
To enroll a youth or obtain more information, please contact the Seminole County Fire Marshal's office at 407-665-5054.


Smoke Alarm Program

 

Seminole County Fire Department offers the following smoke alarm program(s) for residents in Seminole County.

Residents in unincorporated Seminole County or in the Cities of Altamonte Springs, Casselberry and Winter Springs can request a smoke alarm installation in their homes if they are unable to afford an alarm.  Alarm(s) must be installed by members of the Seminole County Fire Department.  To request an alarm, please fill out the Request a smoke alarm form or call 407-665-5126.  Once a request is received it will be processed and approved and your local fire station will be scheduled to install your alarm(s). 
Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) and American Red Cross Partner Direct Program
Seminole County Fire Department, thru the support and funding of the American Red Cross (ARC), also has an ARC Smoke Alarm Partner Direct Program.  The American Red Cross program provides resources to SCFD to conduct events in the communities as well as provide smoke alarm blitzes in communities that experienced a significant fire.
Seminole County Fire Department and American Red Cross and (SCFD) Rally Events
Xổ số của Longan tuần trước In 2015, SCFD established a partnership with the American Red Cross to conduct Smoke Alarm Rallies in at risk communities.  Members of Seminole County Fire Department and the American Red Cross and their volunteers coordinate Rally events throughout the year in identified communities to install 10 year lithium battery alarms. 


 

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