Child Safety Seat
The proper installation of child passenger safety seats is important. The Tifton Fire Department takes safety seriously and wants to provide assistance in any capacity. The department currently has two Child Passenger Safety Technicians that can assist with car seat installations. Please call the station in order to make an appointment with one of the technicians to assist with a car seat installation. These individuals partake in continued education each year in order to maintain updates with techniques and newer car seats that are constantly changing.
Home Fire Safety
Fire safety education for children does not stop when school is over. It is very beneficial to continue to discuss and help educate your children in fire safety at home. As a parent, if you are unsure where to begin or how to begin with at home fire safety tips and practices, please contact the Tifton Fire Department or come visit us at one of our stations. Every firefighter in the department is more than happy to discuss fire safety with you and your children. Although a helpful and basic area to start is with is teaching your children to call 9-1-1 in an emergency and to learn their home address. Children as young as four and five years old can start learning their home address, and it can be extremely beneficial in the event of an emergency. Teaching and reinforcing fire safety in the home does not have to be an extensive process. There are websites that can be handy in helping children and adults be more aware of fire safety in their home.
The Tifton Fire Department is available to visit schools and daycares for Touch-A-Truck safety talks. During these visits, the firefighters discuss fire safety and provide tips for children and adults as well as touching the truck. The firefighters get dressed in firefighting gear to demonstrate what firefighters look like during emergencies. It is common to be asked during these visits that, when leaving, the firefighters to turn on the lights and the siren as they drive away for the children. In order to set up a visit the school or daycare, please call the station and make an appointment.
The Tifton Fire Department welcomes station tours for families within the community as well as local schools. Station tours include fire safety talks and tips as well as touching the truck. For schools to experience a station tour, they must call the station and make an appointment. When schools visit the fire station, they are accompanied by Sparky the Fire Pup and experience our fire safety house. Families that wish to experience the fire station are free to stop in; however, there is a possibility of the fire trucks not being in the station at that time. Each member of the department must participate in a variety of training and other responsibilities which may lead to the fire trucks not being present at the time when a family visits.
Fire Extinguisher Classes
Fire extinguishers are the most common fire extinguishing tools that are available to each and every person. Fire extinguishers can be extremely beneficial when used properly. The Tifton Fire Department offers fire extinguisher classes to businesses and other entities upon request. The class consists of review and discussion of different types of extinguishers, as well as a simulation of using a fire extinguisher. All personnel present for the class and participates will receive a certificate of completion of training.
CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, meaning that when a person's heart stops beating, they are in need of CPR. The Tifton Fire Department has three members that are certified CPR instructors. The instructors with the department are certified through the American Heart Association (AHA). They all are capable of teaching initial certification or renewal certification for Heartsaver for the lay person and Basic Life Support (BLS) for medical personnel and first responders. In order to schedule a class with any of our instructors, please call the station. Each class is conducted with a video presentation and with the use of manikins to practice proper technique. When scheduling, please attempt to do so with plenty of time prior to the expiration of your certification.