A Safer Charleston

Your Charleston Fire Department strives to build a safer Charleston through fire & life safety education.  The information below and in the left margin is provided to assist you on common topic areas, hazards, and educating those around you to reduce hazards in our community.  

2022 Fire Prevention Week Theme:

Fire won't wait. Plan Your Escape Fire Prevention Week Graphic - SpanishFire Prevention Week Graphic - English

This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.  Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Fire Prevention Week is October 9th - 15th. Learn more at www.nfpa.org/fpw 

2022 Fire Prevention Parade and Family Safety Event:

We are pleased to announce the return of our annual fire prevention week kickoff parade and family safety event.  The event this year will be held at the Citadel Mall parking lot, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 8th.  Please join us to learn more about fire safety, participate in activities, and view emergency vehicles from the area.  It's FREE!

Parade and Event Signup for Emergency Services: 

Interested in displaying your emergency vehicle at the event or participating in the parade?  Please complete the request form

Virtual School Education Options During the Pandemic:

Due to various restrictions that are in place with the pandemic, we may not be able to conduct all of our typical classroom visits in October.  We are providing additional content and as well as virtual education opportunities to our schools as we continue to promote fire safety.  Please follow this link to learn more about the virtual learning opportunities for grades K through 6th:  Virtual Education

Additional resources by topic are located in the left margin.