The Fire Prevention Bureau is charged with educating citizens of all ages, to recognize potential hazards and take appropriate corrective action. Through this educational process our aim is to keep our citizens safe from fire and minimize property damage loss.
Commerce Fire & Rescue is the proud owner of our new Fire Safety Trailer. It is designed to educate children and adults about how to handle different fire situations in a safe enviroment.
October is Fire Prevention month. Our "Fire Safety Clowns" promote fire safety at area schools. This year they performed for over 1,400 students in the area visiting schools in Commerce, Cooper, and Cumby.
In Home Fire Inspections
The Fire Prevention Bureau offers in home fire safety inspections. We will instruct the homeowner on proper placement of smoke detectors, the importance of a fire escape plan, and point out unsafe conditions in the house.
Fire Extinguisher Training
The Fire Prevention Bureau will provide hands on training of proper use of fire extinguishers to small groups (10-15 individuals) and to businesses and their employees.
Fire Safety Literature
The Fire Department provides handouts about fire safety to Commerce citizens and their children. Information on smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, exit drills from the home, coloring books, fire helmets, and fire safety stickers for the kids.
Fire Safety Education
The Fire prevention Bureau offers talks to individuals and groups (PTA, Neighborhood Associations, Schools, and Businesses) on fire safety in the home or workplace. We cover importance and placement of Smoke Detectors, Escape plans from your home or business if a fire should occur, what to do if you should have a Cooking Fire, and how to keep your home or business Fire Safe.
Fire Safety Clowns
To assist us with our public education programs we use fire safety clowns and puppets, fire safety materials and handouts and public education presentations.
The Commerce Fire Prevention Clowns were organized in 2003 to assist the Prevention Division in the area of public education.