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.

Safety Town

This pre-school safety program is sponsored by the Brookfield Task Force on Public Safety Education, Inc.  

Safety Town combines classroom instruction and the use of a miniature town that includes buildings, roads, signs and tricycles.  The program emphasizes traffic, fire, and personal safety.  During the week, the children will tour the City of Brookfield Police and Fire Departments.  The program is for children who will be entering 5-year-old Kindergarten in the Fall of 2022 (no exceptions).

All sessions are held at Dixon Elementary School, 2400 Pilgrim Square Drive, Brookfield.

  • Session 1: June 20 – June 24, 2022   FULLSafety town logo
  • Session 2: June 27 – July 1, 2022   FULL
  • Session 3: July 11 – July 15, 2022 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Session 4: July 18 – July 22, 2022 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

There will be no In-Person Registration for Safety Town.  There will be Mail-In Registration only.

Safety Town Information
Safety Town Permission Slip
Safety Town Registration Form

Cost: $75.00 per child (includes Safety Town T-shirt)
Make check payable to: Brookfield Task Force on Public Safety Education, Inc.

Mail check and the 2 registration forms to:
Brookfield Safety Town Registration
City of Brookfield Fire Department
Attn: CRRO Michelle Garcia
2100 N Calhoun Road
Brookfield, WI  53005

For more information on Safety Town, please email Community Risk Reduction Officer Michelle Garcia or call 262-787-3643.

Please Note:

  • Parents may register only their child
  • Each session is limited to the first 25 children (no exceptions)
  • Each child can only sign up for one session (however, you can list an alternate session if the first session is already filled up)
  • We are accepting applications for Teen Volunteers. For more information, contact Sara Field at 262-794-3267, or email.