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Adult Education
Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department offers various educational programs for adults and non-profit community groups within Roanoke County. Please Email Public Education Specialist Brian Clingenpeel or call (540) 777-8718 for more information about any the following programs.
Upcoming Adult Education Programs
SKYWARN Weather Spotter Class Sponsored by RCFRD
SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters.  These volunteers help keep their local communites safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.  The SKYWARN Weather Spotter Class  will prepare citizens to quickly and efficiently identify and report hazardous weather.  There is no fee for this course and everyone is invited to attend.
Ongoing Adult Education Programs
Campus Fire Safety
Fire Officials are finding out that as college students go off to live on their own in dorm rooms and apartments they need a refresher course in fire safety. For information on how to stay safe click on these websites:    
CERT Training
For information on how to become CERT trained please contact the American Red Cross.
Cooking Safety
Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.
Fire Safety & Severe Weather Safety Simulator
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue is excited to offer a new Fire Safety Trailer and Severe Weather Simulator. Download our Fire Safety Trailer Flyer for details and find out how you can reserve it for your event!
Firewise Virginia
Firefighters need your help. Is Your Home Firewise? Reduce the risk to you and your family by becoming Firewise - a program developed by the Virginia Department of Forestry and facilitated by Roanoke County Fire & Rescue. If you would like one of our personnel to assist you in conducting a home assessment, please call our Safety & Education line at 777-8718.
Fireworks Safety
The Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office would like to remind citizens that Virginia laws prohibit the use of consumer fireworks for private use with the following exceptions: sparklers, fountains, pharaohs, serpents, and caps. It is important to realize that consumer fireworks can also be dangerous, especially to children.
First Aid & CPR Training
For information on how to become trained in first aid and CPR please contact the American Red Cross.
Halloween Safety
Check out these tips to keep your goblins safe on Halloween.
Holiday Safety
The holidays are a time for loved ones to get together and enjoy time together. But with that may come a greater risk for fire. Please follow these simple safety tips to ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
Summer Safety
During the Summer months, we see an increase in emergency calls related to water accidents, heat illness, and bicycle accidents to name a few. We have put together some Summer Safety Tips that include information on how to keep you and your family safe while you play outside this summer.
Winter Heating Safety Tips
Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening.