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Public Education

The Fire Department is very active in Community Public Education. Members of the Redwood City Fire Department would enjoy the opportunity to speak with your community group, church group, neighborhood association, work place or other group. We cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • Home safety
  • What to do in a fire
  • Working with your local public safety officials
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Smoke detectors
  • Helping children cope with disaster

The Fire Stations are open to members of the public who would like to schedule a tour of one of our facilities.

If you are interested in having the Redwood City Fire Department visit your group or if you would like to tour a Redwood City Fire Station, please fill out our Public Education Request Form. Please remember that our visiting crews are in-service for calls, and may be called away from your tour or event due to an emergency response.

Junior Fire Academy

Ever dream of being firefighter? Well stop dreaming and start doing at the Junior Fire Academy! Participants ages 11 to 15 develop life long skills, not only learning about emergency preparedness, but also how to work together to accomplish tasks.


Taught by professional firefighters, participants learn skills including: First Aid, CPR, exit drills, fire extinguisher use, disaster preparedness, and home safety. In addition to the practical skills they can use everyday, participants learn what its like to be a firefighter by extinguishing fire with fire hoses, proper lifting techniques for moving ladders and hose, hose management, and they even get to climb the 100 foot tall ladder! All activities are optional, but positive, encouraging attitudes are not. This is a great opportunity to explore a day in the life of a firefighter!


On Friday, family and friends are encouraged to attend the potluck lunch just before the Skills Presentation and Graduation Ceremony.


The week long camp costs $200 for residents and $220 for nonresidents, Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm and Friday from 10am - 2pm, the third week in July. Sign ups for the Junior Fire Academy are done through the Redwood City Recreation Department.


The Junior Fire Academy would not be possible if it weren’t for the dedication of the Redwood City and Woodside Firefighters, as well as funding from Oracle, and program support from PG&E.


For more information, please see the Redwood City Activity Guide, or email us at The Redwood City Fire Department event line will have more information on a recorded message during summertime at (650) 780-7570.




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