The North Wildwood Fire Department responds to the needs of the community by providing fire prevention programs on a year round basis. We feel that the most important part of our program is when the local school children make visits to the
fire station. Firefighters look forward to teaching the children the importance of
knowing what to do in the event of a fire emergency.
Some of the topics that are discussed include stop, drop and roll, never playing with matches or lighters, testing and changing batteries in smoke detectors and
knowledge of dialing 911 in the event of an emergency.
The children also get to see a Firefighter fully dressed in turnout gear including an
air pack. This gives them the idea of what we look like, and taught not be afraid
of us if they see us coming if they are trapped in a fire. They are taught to go to the Firefighter, not run away.
On the lighter side, they do have some fun in getting to handle a small hoseline to help put out a fire on a mock-up of a small house with wooden flames. This house was build by members of the department.
The Fire Department also provides the entire community with information
regarding fire alarm systems, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. We cannot stress enough about items like smoking in bed, candles
left unattended, paper products or clothing left too close to a wood stove, fireplace
or space heater, storing chemicals properly and having your heater or fireplace
cleaned appropriately at the proper times of the year. At any point of the year, we
invite you and your family to visit us at the firehouse for a tour and information.