Marion County Fire Rescue believes when people are informed they can make better decisions, so MCFR is committed to informing, empowering and encouraging citizens to lead healthier, safer lives. Although no family can prevent all accidents and no home is fireproof, simple safety tips can significantly decrease the impact fire and other emergencies have on families.
MCFR firefighters participate hundreds of community education events yearly, visiting schools, daycare centers, neighborhood associations, civic groups, assisted living facilities and retirement communities. It's estimated that these events reached thousands of citizens of all ages.
Juvenile Firesetter program:
MCFR offers a free early-outreach, educational program geared toward children ages 4-16 who have set or have shown interest in setting fires. This two-hour, age-specific class stresses the dangers and consequences of setting fires. Classes are kept small in order to keep learning personal and increase opportunities for interaction with each child.
A parent or guardian must also attend with their child. For more information, contact MCFR headquarters at
352-291-8000. Classes are scheduled as referrals are received.
Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School