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* Child seat installs: Certified technicians will inspect your child car seat, show you how to correctly install and use it.

 

* Home inspections: Home inspections provide an opportunity to inspect for fire safety issues in the home, provide measures to improve the safety of residents, and increase fire safety and awareness outreach.

 

* Smoke detector, carbon monoxide installations/blitz: alert residents in the community about the importance of having working smoke alarms and to install new alarms in homes where needed.

 

* Blood pressure checks: Community members can stop by the fire stations for a blood pressure check. Along with professional guidance the community members can track their blood pressure daily. The Firefighters will evaluate the patient’s condition and make the necessary recommendations if medical advice is required.

 

* Car fit for seniors: An educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP, and AOTA that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them.

 

* Medicine cabinet clean-out : Allows citizens to properly dispose of unused medications and personal care products.

 

* Food drive: A form of charity that is conducted by a group of individuals or a corporation to stockpile and distribute foodstuffs to people who cannot afford food.

 

* File of Life: Allows First Responders to immediately begin the best possible treatment, notify loved ones, and pass this vital data on to awaiting physicians at the emergency room.

 

* Smart 911: A smartphone application linked with the emergency telephone number from the United States (911). This application allows people to enter the information they want  911 operators  to have in case of emergency.

 

* High School intern program: Student interns learning duties and working alongside the firefighters at the station.

 

* Fire safety presentations: Educational presentations to help fire departments and schools teach communityUntitled residents how to prevent home fires, and how to react in the event of a fire.

 

* Fire station tours: Giving tours of the fire stations to residents of Decatur, giving them a better idea of how we live and work.

 

* School visits: Visiting schools for fire safety talks and truck tours.

 

* Fire extinguisher classes: Teaching residents the proper way to use extinguishers in an emergency, and the difference between types and when they should be used.

 

* Summer fan giveaway: During the warmer months, providing citizens with fans to those who do not have A/C or a fan.

 

* CPR training: Teaching community members CPR and assisting those who have achieved a CPR license to keep up to date with their re-certification.

 

* Pet sticker program: Providing stickers for community members to apply to the entry of their homes to notify the fire department of the amount and type of pets inside in the event of an emergency.

 

* Touch a truck: Inviting children to come and touch and tour the fire truck.

 

* Coat drive: Collecting and giving used coats and jacket to the homeless and needy every year before winter arrives.

 

* Code enforcement: The process of ensuring compliance with all codes, ordinances, laws, and other regulations.

 

* Girl & Boy Scout CPR training: Teaching Girl Scouts and Boy scouts CPR.

 

* Winter storm senior welfare checks: Providing welfare checks to seniors during inclement weather events during the winter.

 

* Special needs education class: Providing education concerning special needs children and adults. Providing class attendees with the proper abilities to encourage conversation, trust and growth between themselves and the special needs persons.

 

* 9/11 stair climb: Encouraging community members and firefighters to engage in a stair climb to honor the fallen heroes from FDNY on September 11th, 2001.

 

* Fitness Team and group runs: Running through the city after shift and encouraging the residents to join.

 

* Both stations serve as registered “safe place” sites: Provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. As a community initiative, the program designates schools, fire stations, libraries, and other youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations, which display the yellow and black sign.

 

* Board member of iWomen: Provides Networking & Communications for Fire Service Women.

 

* Members of IAFC: The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide.

 

* Members of Fire Designated Officer Program

 

* CAPS program-Citizens Assisting Public Safety: Proving training and working closely with CAPS volunteers who learn how to mitigate situations from crowd control to assisting with disaster relief.

 

* Emergency Management Program: The city has long had a basic emergency management services model designed for use on any incident. This model will be expanded to meet evolving needs of the community.

 

* Fire Inspections of City Businesses: Conduct inspections of the City’s commercial occupancies (businesses, schools, institutions, apartment buildings, etc.) to ensure that conditions at those properties are in compliance with the City of Decatur Fire Code.

 

* Serve on Board of Georgia Burn Foundation: The Georgia Burn Foundation partners with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery. The board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and ensure that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

 

* Teen awareness programs Bi-annuals: The City of Decatur Partners with Decatur High School and key community players to assist with educating teens about smart decisions. The influence is on teen driving around Prom time.

 

* Health fair: Partnership with the assisted and Independent living high rise buildings. Philips Tower and Clairemont Oaks conduct fairs to provide information to residents. Fire department assist with registering for Smart 911, blood pressures, and File of Life.