Public Education Community Programs

Career Days

Members of the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department are available to set up an informational booth at career fairs.  Firefighters will speak about educational and training requirements, as well as provide information about employment with the City, and the application process.

ChildSafetySeatCar Seat Installation Program

The Fayetteville Fire / Emergency Management Department, in partnership with SAFE KIDS of Cumberland County, offer free car seat inspection and installation services, at various fire stations throughout the City.  While we will not provide "free" car seats, our technicians will ensure that your car seat is properly installed, adequate for your child's needs, and serviceable. 

Citizen Ride-Along Program

Persons eighteen (18) years and older wishing to participate in the Ride-Along program should initiate their requests through the Fire Department Administrative Offices @ 433-1730.  While participating, individuals will experience first-hand what life is like as a City Firefighter.  Individuals will not participate in actual firefighting activities, but will be able to respond with and observe their assigned company perform their respective duties.

Community Watch Meetings

Fayetteville Fire/ Emergency Management department shall, upon request, reserve space within a local fire station for organized community watch events.  The availability of classroom space will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with fire department related activities taking precedence.  Firefighters may be available to present community information and fire safety messages, upon request and availability.

Firefighters Are Our Friends (Grades K-3)

These classes are available for Cumberland County Schools, within the City of Fayetteville, and are appropriate for grades K-3. Firefighters will show fire apparatus, put on their turnout gear while discussing what each piece is for, and provide a brief educational lecture.

Fire Safety Class (Age 18+)

Often civic groups, churches and businesses have gatherings for which they need public speakers. Firefighters can address a variety of fire and life safety topics and will provide appropriate handouts to the group.

Smoke Alarm Installation

Upon request, firefighters from your neighborhood fire station will install a smoke detector free of charge. 

"Sparky" the Fire Dog

Sparky is an interactive costume available for most public educational events. Sparky is most appropriate for ages 3-7, and is designed to heighten the children's fire-safety awareness without causing distress.

Static Equipment Displays

A Fire truck visit may be requested as a part of fire prevention, educational program or an approved community service project within city limits.  The visit may not exceed 2 hours per event, and shall only occur between 9 am and 7pm. Please ensure all requests are at least one week in advance.  Equipment will remain in-service (available for emergencies) during their display.

Station Tours

Tours may be scheduled beginning 9 am Mondays through Saturdays.  Firefighters will put on turnout gear while a speaker discusses each item and its safety aspects.  Visitors will also be allowed to see the common areas of the station, as well as its' equipment.  All children will require supervision by an adult during the station tour.
StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
Everitte, JamesPublic EducatorFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1413
Martin, MichaelFire MarshalFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1730
Morgan, KevinAssistant Chief of Community Risk ReductionFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1730