The Billings Fire Department promotes fire prevention through public education. The fire prevention bureau oversees this aspect of the department. Fire station tours and in-field presentations can be scheduled with advanced notice. Fire safety talks can be arranged with emphasis on many different topics such as work place and home fire safety, assisted living and retirement communities, and pre-schools and daycares.
During the month of October the fire department conducts fire station open houses beginning the first day of Fire Prevention Week. Each station is showcased on a different day and the public is welcome to stop by and tour the station, talk to the firefighters, and take home a few fire prevention messages. Group tours are available and it is recommended that you schedule them ahead of time.
The juvenile firesetter program is an educational and intervention tool used to identify and educate juveniles that have engaged in fire play. This program assists in distinguishing between a simple firesetting episode from a more complex situation and offers strategies to help eliminate fire play behavior or recommend additional resources beyond the program’s capabilities. Participation is strictly voluntary but highly recommended for juveniles playing with fire.
To schedule a fire safety talk, station tour, in-field presentation, or a juvenile firesetter session, please call (406) 657-8423.