Discover our Community Education & Safety Programs
Farmers Branch offers a number of programs to help teach the community about fire and life safety, and encourages residents and workplaces to make use of these opportunities.
For more information regarding fire and life safety programs below, call 972.919.2640.
Citizen Fire Academy
The Citizen Fire Academy is an annual 6-week program held on Thursday evening and one Saturday. The program offers those who live, work, or go to school in the City of Farmers Branch a hands-on opportunity to learn about the Fire Department. Our next class begins in March 2020. Enrollment is limited and applications are processed in the order they are received. Apply for 2020
Adults and children can tour one of the three fire stations to see how the firefighters live through the "Firefighters Are Your Friends" program.
Elementary School Fire & Life Safety Lessons
Age-specific programs are provided at all elementary schools in Farmers Branch. Each grade is taught a different fire prevention and life safety lesson.
Fired Up for Literature
The fourth-grade student, that reads the most minutes from each of the five public schools in Farmers Branch is rewarded with a ride to school on a fire truck.
Daycare / Preschool Lessons
Matches are Tools for Adults, Not Toys for Kids
Smoke Alarms - What to Do When it Sounds
Get Out and Stay Out / Two Ways Out
Crawl Low Under Smoke
Firefighters Are Your Friends / Visit from an engine crew
Blood Pressure Checks
All fire stations offer free blood pressure checks (based on available staff at the time of visit).
Fire Extinguisher Training
This course includes classroom and/or hands-on training in the safe use and inspection of fire extinguishers. This class is available to businesses or special groups in Farmers Branch. A minimum of five people is required. The business or group must provide the fire extinguishers.
Fire Warden Training
Fire Inspectors provide workplace fire safety and evacuation training to fire wardens and office building occupants. Please call for availability.
Special Request Classes, Programs, and Events
The Fire Department tries to accommodate requests for special fire prevention classes, programs, and attendance at educational events (such as health and safety fairs) within the City. Please call for availability.
Hands-Only CPR and AED Use Training
This course includes classroom and hands-on training on providing hands-only CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This class is available to businesses and special groups in Farmers Branch with a minimum of five training attendees. The Fire Department will provide all training material. This class does not result in a CPR certification. To schedule, call 972-919-2648.
Stop the Bleed Training
This course includes classroom and hands-on training on using Stop the Bleed techniques. Stop the Bleed provides training on using a tourniquet and gauze/cloth to stop life-threatening bleeding. This class is available to businesses and special groups in Farmers Branch with a minimum of five training attendees. The Fire Department will provide all training materials. To schedule, call 972-919-2648.