We believe in the power of prevention and education.
The City of Milton is committed to providing the community with an active fire and life safety education program. We offer a wide range of educational services for schools, organizations, community events and businesses.
Classes and programs are available upon request and — since our serving firefighters are often the ones presenting the educational program — as the shift workload allows. Safety messages include home escape planning, fire drills, smoke alarms and general fire safety. We also provide educational classes on vehicle safety, burn prevention, bike safety, poison prevention, and more.
Capt. Johnny Gomez coordinates the fire and life safety education programs in the City of Milton. He brings to this position extensive experience in firefighting, EMS, and is one of Milton’s Fire Safety Clowns.
Gomez is supported by the dedicated firefighters of the Milton Fire-Rescue Department, who often present their programs in addition to their regular duties because they realize the importance that education and prevention play in fostering a safe and healthy community. You can contact Gomez by e-mail or the Fire Marshal’s Office at 678.242.2541.
Programs for Teens and Adults
Our safety classes are age-specific. Each class is designed to meet the educational and physical abilities of the students. Our programs target most grades and ages with a variety of life-safety topics, though we will certainly visit other grade levels upon request and as time allows.
A variety of programs including fire and other safety issues are available for adult audiences. These programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual or business that is requesting the class. We provide fire extinguisher training, general home fire safety, evaluation planning and training, and many other programs. Please call us to inquire about making a presentation to your group.
Other programs for young children
Fire station tours are given to children of all ages upon request. They get to see where the firefighters live, eat and work. You may schedule a tour for an individual or small groups by contacting the Milton Fire Station Officer at the location you wish to tour or by contacting Gomez via e-mail.
Station tours are also offered for scout groups earning merit badges.
Individual classroom education begins as early as preschool. Preschool children are taught “what’s hot and what’s not” during fire prevention month and water safety in June. Safety education in the classroom continues all the way through high school.
Programs vary, including home fire safety, water safety, injury prevention, bike helmets, 9-1-1 simulator training and making good life choices.
We provide visits to preschools and child care facilities to educate young children about fire safety and other issues. All programs are age appropriate and include a visit to the fire truck. Safety messages include: match and lighter safety; stop, drop and roll; calling 9-1-1; smoke alarms; and firefighters as friends.