Fire & Life Safety EducatioN

COOKING

FACT: Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and injuries.

HEATING

FACT: Heating equipment should be kept at least 3 ft. away from anything that can burn.

SPEED OF FIRE

FACT: Fire spreads fast! You may have as little as 3 minutes to escape. Do you have a plan?

SMOKE ALARMS

FACT: 3 out of 5 fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department’s Life Safety Education Office delivers fire and life safety education programs to students and citizens within the community to reduce the risk of preventable injury and death. Programs are developed and delivered to preschool-aged children through our older adult population. Along with various community outreach programs and events, the Life Safety Office oversees the following programs: Child Passenger Safety, Youth Fire-Setting Intervention Education, and Operation Smoke Detector. Please contact 757-385-2875 for additional information.