Kids & Family Resources
First Grade Fire Safety Program
Each year, Enumclaw Fire Department visits each first grade class in our district and holds a presentation on Fire and Life Safety. Our objective is to allow students to learn and explore fire safety in a safe and interactive environment. By introducing students to a positive experience with firefighters, we hope to teach valuable lessons for preventing emergency situations and to help reduce anxiety and fear in the event of a real emergency.
During each classroom presentation, firefighters talk on subjects using age appropriate curriculum.
Topics covered include:
- “What is an emergency?”
- How to call 911
- Smoke Alarms
- Stop, Drop, Cover and Roll
- Family Fire Escape Plans
- Helmets and Seatbelts
- Tools vs Toys
- Lighters/Matches are NOT Toys
- Stranger Danger
Safe Rider Citation Program and Plateau Free Helmet Campaign
The best kind of citation to get is a Safe Rider Citation! Safe Rider Citations are good for free ice cream treats for kids seen wearing helmets while riding! Firefighters and Police Officers are excited to kick-off this program and greet all the helmet-wearing kids in the community!
In light of the recent, tragic death of 13 year old Buckley resident, Berrett Crossley, the Enumclaw Fire and Police Departments along with Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and Avalanche Delite have joined together and created a “safe rider program”. The program was launched to encourage children through education and positive reinforcement to wear helmets while riding. The programs are endorsed by City of Enumclaw, the Enumclaw City Council and the Wear It For Berrett Foundation. The City of Buckley has also launched a similar program to support Plateau citizens across the bridge.
The program’s mission is to provide education and positive reinforcement to help kids make wearing a helmet on rides, a priority. Children who wear properly fitted helmets while riding reduce their chance of serious head and brain injury by 85%. Helmets are vitally important to reducing traumatic brain injuries in a crash. Adding education and positive reinforcement from community role models is proven to further enforce the safe habit.
The Safe Rider Citations Program, began June 2021. Between emergency calls, Police Officers and Firefighters seek to identify kids who are riding bikes, scooters, skateboards, or roller skates, and wearing helmets. Kids seen safely riding will be presented with a coupon for a free frozen yogurt treat from Avalanche Delite in Enumclaw. Police Officers and Firefighters will also be able to offer safety tips to parents and children that need help adjusting their helmet for a better fit. For children that do not have a helmet, information can be provided to parents on how to obtain a free helmet, locally.
The second part of the program is the Plateau Free Helmet Campaign. It was developed to provide free helmets to all children who need one, living on the Plateau. Free helmets are available to Plateau residents at the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation (1675 Cole Street-Enumclaw) Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. Parents must accompany their child to receive a helmet.
Both the Safe Rider Citation Program and the Plateau Free Helmet Campaign are funded by community donations. New helmet donations are currently accepted at Enumclaw Fire Department, Enumclaw Police Department and Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation. Monetary donations are accepted in-person Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am-4:30pm or by mail at the City of Enumclaw-Parks Department (1309 Myrtle Ave-Enumclaw) or by calling 360-825-3594.
Accidental injuries are the leading cause of death for children under age 14. As parents, it can be overwhelming to decide where and when to start the learning process with children to teach them to be safe in this world. It probably seems like there are a million different topics to teach them what to do and not to do.
Enumclaw Fire Department would like to help with some basics on safety for children!
PDF Safety Sheets:
Click on each link below to read safety tips.