Fire & Life Safety Education

The Virginia Beach Fire Department’s Life Safety Education Office delivers fire and life safety educational programs and presentations to students and citizens of all ages within the community to reduce the risk of preventable injury, death, and property loss. As part of the Community Risk Reduction Division, life safety educators strive to "get ahead of the 911 call" and create a safer community by focusing outreach efforts and utilizing data-driven strategies to reduce loss before an emergency incident.

For more information or to request an educational program/presentation, please submit a Community Event Request Form online.


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


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


FACT: Fire spreads fast!  You may have as little as 2 minutes to escape.  Do you have a plan? 


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