Community Risk Management

Community Outreach & Education Programs

At the Prescott Fire Department, we take community risk reduction seriously. We understand that prevention is just as important as emergency response. Our goal is to be proactive in reducing community risks while continuing to provide excellent fire services to our community. To achieve this goal, we have developed comprehensive community risk management services. This approach helps us get ahead of the emergency by either preventing them, or by greatly reducing their impact when they occur.  

Community Risk Management represents a cultural change in public safety to place a significant value on comprehensive risk reduction. While emergency response is a component of this, we pride ourselves on being innovative in meeting the needs of our community even when there is no emergency.  We believe that a well-informed community supported by proactive programs is a safer community. Our fire department offers a variety of safety programs, including CPR and first aid training, child car seat inspections, and smoke detector installations. This is in addition to the many programs you can learn more about below.  We are committed to continuing to improve and evolve our services to meet the changing needs of our community, and this is just one example of this evolution.

Fire Extinguisher Training

The use of a fire extinguisher in the hands of a trained adult can be a life and property saving tool. However, a majority of adults have not had fire extinguisher training and may not know how and when to use them. Fire extinguisher use requires a sound decision making process and this training will help ensure that you have the confidence and skills necessary to take action should a fire occur.

Secure Lockbox Program

Elderly residents who are physically challenged or have a medical condition can purchase a secure residential lockbox. This can provide peace of mind to allow firefighters access in an emergency. The box is secured on the residence and can be opened using a key carried only on fire apparatus. It allows emergency personnel access to the home instead of using forced entry. Interested residents can learn more by contacting our community risk management division at 928-777-1700.

Health and Safety Fairs

Our personnel are available to participate in your company’s or group’s health and safety fair. We address topics including fire and life safety, child safety and water safety.

School Programs

We cover fire safety, burn prevention and water safety. These are offered to preschool and elementary school students.