Welcome to the Fire Prevention
The Fire Prevention
page was started in 2010. Every year, the Swansea Fire
Department puts countless hours into Fire Prevention Week and making
it a success. The most common day is Public Safety Day which
starts off with a parade through town, and an open house at Station
2 (Headquarters). This page shows what we believe to be
the most important part of fire prevention week.
Fire Chief Peter J Burke teaching students the
importance of smoke detectors.
Throughout the week, we visit pre-school's and all the elementary
schools in the town of Swansea. Chief Peter J. Burke, Deputy
Chief Antone Miranda, S.A.F.E. officer Richard Rego and firefighters
volunteering their own time take the time to teach the children at
these schools the importance of smoke detectors, fire evacuation
plans, match & lighter safety, "Stop, Drop & Roll," and many other
fire safety issues. Weather permitting, the visit ends
with a tour of fire apparatus we bring to the school and a
firefighter climbs 100 feet on the aerial ladder, and waves at the
children from above. The week is very fun for the firefighters
and the children, but also very important. Please feel free to
click on the links to the left to browse through pictures from our
visits this year.