Roanoke County Fire and 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
Public Safety Academy
The Roanoke County Police, Fire and Rescue and Sheriff's Department will hold its first Public Safety Academy beginning on February 20, 2018. Sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday. The goal of the Public Safety Academy is to educate citizens on why and how our agencies carry out our missions while working together as a team. For more information please go to the registration website.
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, visit these websites:
For information on how to become CERT trained please contact the American Red Cross.
Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips (PDF) 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 (PDF) for details and find out how you can reserve it for your event!
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 and Rescue. If you would like one of our personnel to assist you in conducting a home assessment, please call our Safety and Education line at 540-777-8718.
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.
Check out these tips (PDF) to keep your goblins safe on Halloween.
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 (PDF) to ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
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 (PDF) 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 (PDF) can prevent most heating-related fires from happening.
Water Safety Tips
Check out these tips (PDF) to stay safe around the water this summer.