The community services section offers fire safety programs, child safety seats inspections, and other educational programs to business, civic, church, and other groups. The following are additional community services provided by County of Henrico Division of Fire.

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Educational Programs

  • Preschool/daycare program – teaches fire safety skills to children ages 3-5. Consists of 8 fifteen minute sessions.
  • Junior Firefighter Program – teaches 1st – 3rd grades fire safety skills. This is a 45 minute program.
  • Junior Fire Marshal Program – teaches 4th grade children fire safety skills. This consists of 4 one hour sessions.
  • Train The Trainer Fire Extinguisher program – businesses send employees to this course which allows the trainer to train the business’ personnel in the proper use of fire extinguishers.
  • Change Your Clock/Change Your Battery Campaign – this program promotes changing the smoke detector battery when you change your clock.
  • Safety Talks – various types of safety talks ranging from office safety to fire safety to assisting businesses in planning evacuation procedures and fire drills.
  • Child Safety Seat Classes Henrico Fire no longer provides or installs child safety seats. 


  • Fire Prevention Week – held during the month of October to promote fire safety.
  • Kids Fire Safety Night - program is held during fire prevention week at various stations to promote fire safety for kids.  

Other Services/Programs

  • Smoke Detector Program – the Division provides smoke detectors and batteries free of charge to customers who do not have a working smoke detector. Presently this program is funded by donations.
  • Career Day and Safety Talks/Public Schools – career day and safety talks are in addition to the Division’s formal programs.
  • Home Safety Survey Programs – stations conduct at occupant’s request home safety surveys to all single and mutli-family dwellings. Safety literature is available to customers.
  • Demos by Fire Stations – Citizens may request that an engine come out for an event such as a community day or block party. Unfortunately Henrico Fire can not attend birthday parties anymore.
  • Heroes Program – Henrico Fire investigates, verifies, and makes recommendations for awards to individuals who perform lifesaving acts.
  • Regional Prevention Activities – network with area fire departments in prevention activities.
  • Safe Kids – Henrico Fire participates in the Safe Kids’
  • After the Fire
    This document from the U. S. Fire Administration has many helpful tips for recovering from a fire.

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