Public Education

The Goal:

Is to empower our community with the tools and knowledge they will need to know in case of a fire or EMS related emergency. Fire deaths have dropped steadily during the past decades and studies have shown that there is a direct link to strong public education programs. The goal of WPFD instructors is to continually educate the public with lifesaving strategies that focus on fire prevention and emergency medical services.

The Program Includes:

  • CPR Training open to the public. Healthcare professionals needing to re-up their CPR certification can also take this class.
  • Safe Sitter® classes open to the public.
  • Presentations at local schools and retirement communities in Winter Park.
  • Planned visits to Winter Park Fire-Rescue Stations.
  • Community outreach at events, such as family fun events, safety fairs, parades and more.

Request a Presentation

The Fire Safety Education Program is trained to conduct public education and community outreach. To ensure your request for a presentation is fulfilled, please give a minimum two weeks’ notice.

For questions and requests please email Lauren Luna at


Back in October 2015 Winter Park Fire Rescue hosted a unique fire safety open house event at a home which had been damaged by fire. The accidental fire clearly demonstrated the benefits of having working smoke detectors as the occupants of the home at the time of the fire were warned in time to safely exit and call for help. With the cooperation of the owners, we were able to prepare a tour of this live fire scene. Neighbors and others toured the home and had the opportunity to see and feel the fire and smoke damage and the benefits of having operating smoke detectors. A safe path through the home offered participants the opportunity to see the benefits of having an operating smoke detector. We want to thank the Casey family and the students at Full Sail University who produced the attached video. Please feel free to contact us for more details on this very successful public education event.