Fire and Life Safety Education

CFD Fire & Life Safety Education 

The Charlotte Fire Department is about much more than fighting fires.

The most effective way to prevent the tragedy of fires and other injuries is to educate the public on their causes and to introduce strategies in dealing with these emergencies. 

The CFD Office of Public Information & Community Engagement include a team of four NC Certified Fire & Life Safety Educators and one Community Engagement/Therapy K-9.  CFD believes prevention through education is the key to reducing fires and injuries to the citizens of Charlotte.  The Education Team along with support from all divisions of CFD, educate the public regarding fire and life safety hazards and prevention methods.

The Charlotte Fire Department Fire & Life Safety Education Team:

  • Plan and conduct community fire and life safety education programs including special events in fire, arson, and injury prevention.
  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate fire safety presentation and educational materials to meet the needs of the community.
  • Work closely with CFD Public Information Office to further educate the public.


Click here to request a fire education program, fire truck at your event, or a visit from CFD Mascot Blaze. Please allow 30 days' notice for all requests

Request a Fire Station Tour

Click here to request smoke and/or carbon monoxide alarms.

Most community events are best served with a fire truck visit from one of our stations. If you have a classroom-based event, consider inviting an educator to your program. The following programs are conducted by NC Fire & Life Safety Educators and offered to classes.​ 

 Educator Programs



Contact us:

Charlotte Fire Department
Fire & Life Safety Education
500 Dalton Ave
Charlotte, NC 28206

General Information:  704-336-4174                 Please use the on-line form to request programs.

Click here to request a fire education program, fire truck at your event, or a visit from Blaze, the CFD mascot.

​The Charlotte Fire Department, Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office, Mecklenburg County Firemen's Association and many others have proudly conducted the Fire & Life Safety Bowl since 1979. The Bowl consist of public and private Charlotte/Mecklenburg schools that have formed teams (4th and 5th grades) using injury-prevention study materials to compete against each other in a game-show format. The objective is to score as many points as possible by answering questions based on the study materials provided. Thanks to sponsor support, students win prizes and awards.  Registration opens in November of each year. To request registration and obtain complete rules contact Fire Education.

​CFD highlights fire safety all year, but even more so during National Fire Prevention Week every October. CFD programs vary each year; however, the Annual Fire Prevention Week Bulletin Board Contest for third-graders is the signature event for this week. CFD joins with community partners to bring this program to our children. The winners receive cash and in-kind products for their schools. Registration to compete opens each August. To request registration and obtain complete rules contact Fire Education.

CFD Fire & Life Safety Education works with many partners to create a safer Charlotte. Dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths, these non-profit organizations work closely with CFD Fire & Life Safety Education.

Charlotte Firefighters Burned Children Fund:  FFBCF supports burn patients, survivors, and their families as well as provides support for fire prevention programs.

Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg Coalition:  Safe Kids provides childhood injury prevention resources to the Charlotte Mecklenburg community.  704-355-9236 or