Public Education

The St. Lucie County Fire District offers Public Education to the community free of charge. The primary goal of this program is directed at increasing knowledge of fire and injury prevention to all ages within our community, with the intent to decrease injury and death. This program will evolve in response to traumatic injury and fatality rates within our community.

Injury/ fire prevention and safety education will be delivered within the school classroom and in other public arenas. There are several community agencies partnering together to accomplish this mutual goal here in St. Lucie County.

Public Safety Education Programs

Safety House

Our Fire Safety House is available to visit schools and local events throughout St. Lucie County. The Safety House is a mobile classroom setting designed to teach children and adults how to safely escape in the event of a fire. Participants will learn how to properly maintain smoke alarms and the importance of making a fire escape plan. The classes last approximately 30 minutes.

Station Tours

Get a personalized tour of one of our seventeen fire stations. You’ll be able to see the fire equipment up close and learn about the different types of tools stored on the engine. Get an inside view of the station and see where the firefighters live and work. Station tours may be scheduled for groups of 5 or more. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Tours must be scheduled at least 14 business days in advance. Station tours are offered during the designated times:

                        Morning Tour: 10:00am   Monday-Friday

                        Afternoon Tour: 2:00pm   Monday-Friday

Dates and times are prescheduled. We cannot guarantee availability or approval for all requests.

Juvenile Fire Stoppers Program

The Fire Stoppers Program is an educational intervention outreach in which a partnership of participation is established between the family, the child and the fire department. This serves as an educational tool, teaching the child to respect the dangers of fire. This is an attempt to turn an incident into a learning experience. Any child under the age of 18 is eligible for the program through a referral from fire, sheriff or police department. Additional referrals are made by schools, parents and caseworkers. For those children who are charged with a crime, referral into the program happens by court order.

Public Education Requests

To learn more about any of these programs or to request a station tour, school fire safety presentation, the safety house or an engine demo. Please complete the Public Education Request form. The completed form will be emailed to scarter@slcfd.org or fax to 772-621-3604. All request must be submitted finalized and approved 14 business days prior to the date of the request. We cannot accept requests for birthday parties, grand openings or fundraisers.

For additional information please contact:

Stacey Carter~ 772-621-3375


Public Fire Education