Educational Programming

National Fire Prevention Week

Prevention is the best way to stay fire safe! Fire Prevention Week is the week in which October 8 falls. October 8 is the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. Did you also know there was another great fire in Peshtigo, Wisconsin on the very same day and year?

Fire Prevention Week turns into Fire Prevention Month here at the City of Brookfield Fire Department. Our crew leads tours of our fire house and apparatus bay for children of all ages to learn about fire safety. We also travel to schools to share these important messages. Appointments required.

Fire Department Tours

Tours of our fire house are given in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week but we also give tours throughout the year to groups such as Scouts. Appointments required.

Fire Drills

Our crew will play a role in school fire drills upon request. We can help time your drill, look for skills that need to be retaught, and learn more about your building. As a reminder, each year, the completed Record of Evacuation Drill form needs to be sent to the Fire Department.

Fire Safety Talks

We give fire Safety Talks as part of National Fire Prevention Week, as part of our Survive Alive curriculum, to senior citizens, and to businesses in the City of Brookfield. Some examples of what is taught:

  • Get Low and Go!
  • Practicing an Exit Drill in the Home
  • Fire is Smoke and Gas
  • Identifying Hazards in order to keep your home safe
  • Fire Evacuation Plans for Businesses

We can also work with you to customize a Safety Talk for your school or business. Give us a call!

Survive Alive

In the basement of Station One of the City of Brookfield Fire Department, there is a Survive Alive House that was dedicated in May 1996. Since that time, thousands of children have practiced fire safety drills and learned critical thinking skills both in their classroom and on-site.

Many donors helped build our homes, fueled by the Brookfield Junior Woman’s Club. We have a two-room house where children practice a bedroom exit drill and look for important safety hazards in the kitchen. An adjacent house is home to the classroom where children continue learning what was presented during the Safety Talks in their classrooms a few weeks before the field trip to the House.

Currently, the Survive Alive House curriculum is used for 3rd and 5th grade public and parochial school students in Brookfield and Elm Grove.

SSafety town logoafety Town - Summer 2023

    SESSION 1: June 19 - 23, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    SESSION 2: June 26 - 30, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    SESSION 3: July 10 - 14, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

FOR: Children entering 5-year-old Kindergarten in Fall 2023 (no exceptions)
WHERE:  Dixon Elementary School, 2400 Pilgrim Square Dr., Brookfield

Safety Town emphasizes traffic, fire, and personal safety.  It is a prevention program that teaches young children how to prevent accidents from occurring and how to respond to dangerous situations. Lessons are taught in the classroom and on the Safety Town miniature layout that includes buildings, roads, signs, and tricycles.  Class sizes are limited to 30 children (no exceptions).  Children can only register for one session to ensure that other children are able to participate.

Registration will be provided by the City of Brookfield Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department through their 2023 Summer Activity Guide, which will be available later this spring.  Summer Registration is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  

More information about the Safety Town program will be in that summer guide including program fees and registration at this link.  For more information about the registration process, contact The City of Brookfield Parks & Recreation Department at 262-796-6675.

You can also follow these two city Facebook pages for up-to-date program info as well:
    Brookfield Fire Department
    Brookfield WI Parks, Recreation and Forestry 

Safety Town is hosted by the City of Brookfield Fire, Police and Parks & Recreation Departments.  For more information about the Safety Town program, contact Community Risk Reduction Officer Michelle Garcia at email or 262-787-3643. 

We are also accepting applications for Teen Volunteers for this summer’s Safety Town Program.  For more information, contact Sara Field at email.