Fire Prevention Week / Educational Tours

Fire Prevention Week

The Midland Fire Department hosts an annual open house on the Saturday of Fire Prevention Week. Each year, Fire Prevention Week is celebrated in the week during which October 9th falls because October 9th is the date of the Great Chicago Fire that occurred in 1871.

Tours of Fire Stations

Schools or groups of up to 50 people at a time may schedule a tour of the Fire Department by calling the department’s administrative office at 989-837-3410. Tours are generally hosted at Fire Station 1 on East Haley Street. If you have a child interested in viewing one of the department’s fire trucks, it is recommended that you call ahead to schedule a visit.

Children being educated about fire safety
Children being taught fire safety in front of a fire engine

To schedule a visit by a Midland firefighter or for more information on educational programs, contact the Fire Department’s administrative office at 989-837-3410, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Educational Programs

Youth Programs

Firefighting crews conduct educational programs in Midland Public Schools by appointment. Students learn basic fire safety tips such as stop, drop and roll and E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drills in the Home) techniques. They also learn that matches are dangerous and shouldn’t be played with. Firefighters will display their personal protective gear and give tours of a fire truck.

Youth counseling services are offered through a program called Fire Starters, and referrals for additional counseling may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Other Groups

Educational programs for groups are geared more toward fire extinguisher training and the importance of smoke detectors. Question and answer sessions also take place during these educational training sessions.