The mission of the Abington Township Fire Department’s Public Education program is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, environmental, and other disasters. One of the ways we accomplish this is through education in schools, homes, and businesses. The promotion of fire and life safety initiatives throughout our community is a vital part in the prevention of injuries and deaths related to fires and other emergencies. We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the necessary resources at our command to provide a product deemed excellent by our citizens. The Abington Township Fire Department believes that pride, the pursuit of excellence, and commitment to public service is of paramount importance
Fire and Life Safety awareness programs focus on fire prevention, life safety issues and hazards in the home and workplace. Programs are targeted to age appropriate audiences for the material being presented. The Abington Township Fire Department’s Public Education personnel offer a wide array of programs throughout our community. Programs are offered from pre-k through grade 12 annually. Classes are held for day care and businesses on emergency action plans and fire safety. Staff attend many community events throughout the year providing important safety information. We also offer a fall, fire prevention program to the residents of the township. During the month of October, which is fire prevention month, we have an annual Open House at each of the five fire stations, which is open to the public
Special emphasis programs and or training may be available upon request. For further information on programs available contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 267-536-1057.
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Fire Extinguisher Training - The Fire Department will come to businesses, neighborhoods and organizations to educate citizens in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers. The Fire Department can provide both classroom teachings and hands-on practice to allow each student to physically operate an extinguisher. This type of activity gives the students more confidence in operating an extinguisher if an emergency arises. Not only can the use of an extinguisher prevent monetary loss, but it can prevent loss of life. The fire department encourages all citizens to take advantage of this service now, before an emergency occurs.
For more information regarding the proper use and handling of fire extinguishers, please refer to the following website: Fire Extinguisher Safety.
The Abington Township Fire Marshal often is invited to schools and events to help promote fire safety and education. If you would like to invite the Fire Marshal to your school or community event, please fill out and submit this form. Once submitted, a representative from the Fire Marshal's will review the information and reach out to the contact person listed.