Public education and fire prevention are important to the Tecumseh Fire/Rescue Service (TFRS). The department's Fire Prevention Officer, Bob Hamilton and fire suppression staff provide training to all Grade 2 students within Tecumseh and offer ‘Risk Watch’ and ‘TAPP-C’ programming to all school boards.
The department actively supports the ‘Children’s Safety Village’ in Windsor and TFRS personnel regularly conduct public education at the village. Fire Prevention is a central focus of the department, which holds public education and open house activities during Public Education Week, October 6th through 10th.
Fire Prevention through education is a key part to reducing fires from occurring and saving lives. The Tecumseh Fire/Rescue Service (TFRS) staff provides training pertinent to fit the needs of the community.
The department actively supports the ‘The Safety Village’ in Windsor and TFRS personnel regularly conduct public education at the Village.
Fire Prevention Week
Every year Fire Prevention Week usually falls early in October and the annual Open Houses bring the community together to learn about the Tecumseh Fire/Rescue Services along with other Emergency Services such as OPP, and EMS. Department personnel host hundreds of children and their families each evening for four nights from 6-8pm. Children and parents alike enjoy fire apparatus truck rides, putting on firefighting turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus, viewing thermal imaging cameras, as well as a range of other activities designed for children to become acquainted with. Emergency Services provide children with the opportunity to experience a range of activities that help reduce the fear children associate with daily emergency services interactions. The message is definitely getting out to the community; prevention can work when the community does their part. A sincere thank you goes out to members of the Tecumseh Fire Department and their families who go above and beyond every day to make Tecumseh a safe community where people care about each other.