Friendly Firefighters - Fire Safety Education in the Community
Owatonna Fire Department performs numerous public education events throughout the year. The Owatonna Fire Department will provide presentations on fire safety and related topics to groups and organizations.
Fire Extinguisher Training
The extinguisher training sessions are an hour in length. The training is conducted by a full-time firefighter and includes a 17 minute DVD, an explanation of the various types of extinguishers and an outside hands-on demonstration. The facility is responsible for the extinguishers used during the training.
Fire Safety Information Programs
These programs can be customized to fit your agenda. All of the full-time firefighters can discuss varoius topics including fire safety tips for work and home, fire escape plans, tornado sheltering plans, smoke and CO detectors, and personal safety tips. These programs are offered to industry, businesses, civic groups and clubs, and children of all ages.
A truck visit will include seeing a firefighter in full turnout gear, getting to see the inside of a fire truck, and getting a chance to sit inside. This is weather-permitting.
Any group can make an appointment to visit the Fire Station. They will be given a tour of the Station and Apparatus Bay. They will see all the fire trucks and where the firefighters work everyday.
The fire department will customize a training program to meet other safety needs in the community. Please call the fire department for more information.