Fire Prevention staff leading a presentation to children on Fire Safety

Martin County Fire Prevention provides a variety of community education programs, as well as informative fire and safety training classes to educate and inform those who live, work, and visit Martin County.

Our goal is to prevent the devastating effects of fires and other injuries, and to introduce strategies to deal with these emergencies. 

Community education programs are at no cost, and can be tailored to the size and age of the audience or any specific educational goals you may have.

We invite you take advantage of these life-enhancing educational opportunities. Review our current programs below and select a program of interest to learn more.

Fire Safety Programs:


The Martin County Fire Rescue Fire Safety Program is dedicated to reducing fire and life safety risks at schools, daycares, workplaces, and in the community. Our program activities serve students and adults by engaging and educating about fire prevention, fire and life safety and the role of firefighters in helping keep them safe, as well as providing integrated, quality teaching resources and opportunities to stay safe.

Pre-school (ages 3-5): 

Preschool children are especially vulnerable to fire and burn injuries. In addition, children under the age of five are at serious risk in a fire. Request fire and life safety programs for your preschool or daycare to address the safety needs of your children. Program materials are directed towards children ages three to five years.

Presentation teaches important lessons:

  • Firefighters are our friends
  • Stop! Drop! And Roll!
  • Crawl low under smoke
  • Toys and Tools
  • Get out and Stay Out

K-12 (ages 5-18): 

Keeping your neighborhood safe is our top priority. Our elementary school-aged fire safety program provides specific age appropriate safety messages and skills.  We offer individual class presentations or stage show presentations involving the whole school.

Presentations focus on:

  • Home Fire Safety
  • Fire Safety Skills
  • Injury Prevention
  • Firefighters

In the Workplace:

Whether you work in an office, factory, or another type of workplace, fires may occur at anytime. Learn what you can do to increase the chances of you and your co-workers escaping unharmed. What kind of hazards are to be found in your workplace? We will come to your place of business and prepare your employees.

This presentation focuses on managing potential risks, establishing an emergency action plan, practicing fire evacuation drills, and accountability. An excellent adjunct to this lesson is the Fire Extinguisher Training class that we offer.

Healthcare Facilities:

These facilities are high-risk occupancies because of the vulnerability of their occupants due to physical or mental health impairments, mobility restrictions, the layout of these buildings and high use of oxygen. This presentation focuses on managing potential risks, discussing the facility's emergency action plan and evacuation procedures, and staff and patient accountability.

We also assist the group in identifying the fire and life safety features of the building such as the fire alarm, sprinkler system, fire extinguishers, and fire compartments. An excellent adjunct to this lesson is the Fire Extinguisher Training class that we offer.

We take pride in our trucks and equipment. While they are primarily used for emergency response, we also use them as tools to assist with fire safety and fire prevention education. 

Schools, churches and other community organizations, including neighborhoods and homeowners associations hosting large events, may request a fire truck. Please make all requests at least three weeks in advance.

Please be aware that all fire trucks remain in service during their appearance and may have to leave to respond to an emergency. Additionally, the truck and crew may arrive late if they have an emergency call prior to their scheduled arrival time. 


Your workplace has fire extinguishers available for sudden fire emergencies, but do your employees know how to use them? Do they know when using an extinguisher is appropriate and when it isn't? The proper use of a fire extinguisher could save lives and property. 

Our fire extinguisher training program covers:

  • fire behavior
  • exit drills
  • types of fires
  • types of extinguishers
  • fire extinguisher operations


The National Fire Prevention Association's (NFPA) Firewise USA® program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.


Nationally, over 50% of all arson arrests are youth under the age of eighteen. Addressing this behavior in children can help prevent injuries and property loss and is believed to reduce the number of adult arsonists in our community.

Our comprehensive Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program uses the "Learn Not To Burn" curriculum to promote juvenile fire safety and to assist in arson prevention for youth who have a dangerous fascination with fire and/or the tendency to set fires.

Parents and their children attend a 3-hour class that includes:

  • Discussing the fires that were set
  • Explaining why the fire was set
  • Identifying the potential for injury and even death
  • Creating home safety and evacuation plans

The potential consequences of setting fires are also discussed, such as:

  • Restitution (re-payment of damages)
  • Legal involvement
  • Future goal or career-limitations

Juvenile Firesetters can be recommended to the Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program from parents, school personnel, mental health providers, law enforcement officers, as well as others.

Health & Life Safety Programs:

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The course includes a one (1) hour presentation and hands on training.

Please Note: Participants will have to pay for course materials/certification cards.

Basic First Aid:

Elementary school groups, scouting groups, and even adults often request a presentation about basic first aid and how to care for non-life-threatening injuries, in addition to how to recognize when 911 should be called. The course is approximately one (1) hour. 

Hands Only CPR & AED Familiarization:

One of Martin County Fire Rescue’s goals is to teach as many people as possible of the importance of bystander CPR and early 911 interventions. We teach Hands-Only CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). The course is approximately one (1) hour with hands-on demonstration training. 

Heartsaver CPR AED: 

Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (for example, OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. For many Heartsaver courses, students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years. Learn More

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED:

For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs to learn how to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency responders or healthcare professionals take over. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use. Learn More

Basic Life Support:

BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. The AHA’s BLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. Learn More

Martin County HUGS:

Martin County HUGS is a collaborative effort between Alzheimer’s Community Care and The Council on Aging of Martin County at The Kane Center to make Martin County a Dementia Friendly Community.

Our firefighters receive specialized training every year to help increase the awareness on how to respond to residents that may have Dementia. For more information about the program, please visit martincountyhugs.org.

Fall Prevention:

Older adults face some unique challenges as they age. In fact, limited mobility, vision, hearing and slower reaction times are some of the biggest obstacles. This presentation allows us to address these concerns with the audiences on a more personal level where we can inform residents on the procedures in the event evacuation is necessary in an emergency situation.

Slips and Falls are our most common 911 call. We strive to educate citizens about fall prevention to reduce the chances of them becoming another statistic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among adults age 65 and older.

  • One in three Americans age 65 and older fall each year.
  • An older adult who falls may voluntarily restrict activity due to a fear of falling again, which leads to an increased risk of falling.

The training is approximately one (1) hour.

Request a Program

Is your classroom, business, organization, or community interested in a fire and life safety program or presentation? To submit a request for any of the listed programs, please complete our online form via the button below or call the Martin County Fire Prevention Bureau at (772) 288-5633.