MCESD8 has currently paused all classes and attending public education events due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Please continue watching our page for updated information and events in the future.
Programs and Services
According to the United States Fire Administration, more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 18,300 are injured. Children and the elderly make up the majority of these deaths and injuries. To combat these statistics and prevent tragedy before it happens, we work in the community to implement fire prevention and life safety education.
The South Montgomery County Fire Department (SMCFD) offers the opportunity for citizens to request fire trucks to visit their events, participate in parades, tour a fire station, request the mobile safety trailer, request SMCFD in a parade, give presentations and safety speeches, and more.
Fire Truck Visits
Fire Station Tours
Fire Safety Information
Smoke Alarm Blitzes
Community Group Presentations
Sparky the Fire Dog
Sparky, often accompanied by his firefighter friends, frequently visits schools and participates in community events to spread fire safety messages.
Sparky is perfect for teaching fire and life safety to children because he communicates with them on their level. Audiences will be delighted when Sparky’s eyes look around, wink and blink; his emergency lights and siren are activated; and he drives his fire truck around the room, carrying on conversations and playing music — all by remote control. Sparky will make your public education and fire safety programs more fun, interactive, and effective.
Fire Warden Training
When possible, make requests at least two weeks in advance (unless noted otherwise above), as requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Restrictions apply, and not all requests may be fulfilled. We’ll contact you if there’s a problem with your request or we’re unable to fulfill it.