Public Service Programs
The Reidsville Fire Department offers several public services other than fire response. Here are other programs our department provides:
CHILD SAFETY SEAT PROGRAM
In 2015, the Reidsville Fire Department continued the North Carolina Safe Kids Buckle-Up Program as prescribed by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center through the Governor's Highway Safety Program. We continue to have a Permanent Checking Station for Child Passenger Safety seats at Fire Station #1 on Scales Street. Seventy Child Safety Seats were issued in 2015. One hundred eighty-one Child Seats were checked during the year.
During 2015, the Fire Department Explorer Youth Program has continued to grow and prosper. Currently the program has 18 members. This program, in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, focuses on career oriented training, leadership skills and community involvement.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS
Blood Pressure Clinics are available upon request and can be taken daily at the Fire Department, free of charge to our citizens.
HOME INSPECTION PROGRAM
A fire and life safety inspection will be made of residential property for hazards, along with recommendations on home fire escape planning for the entire family, upon the request of a City resident.
The Fire Department has been participating in the Rockingham County School System's Internship program for several years. Students participate in this program to gain firsthand knowledge of and to experience the daily aspects of Fire Service operations, Fire inspections and daily administrative operations. This experience enables them to decide if this is a career choice that they would like to pursue. The students are required to maintain a daily log, conduct interviews of personnel, write a report of their study and prepare a class presentation for their grade.
To learn more about any of these programs or classes, contact Fire Station No. 1 at 336-349-1024.