Community Outreach Programs

Roswell Fire Department personnel devote a large amount of time to educate the public on the dangers of and ways to prevent fires and other emergencies. Below are some of the many community outreach programs the fire department offers:

  • Fire Prevention Week - Staff presents life-safety skills to classes in Roswell ISD
  • New Mexico State Fair - Personnel host a booth at the fair every year and distribute safety information
  • Fire extinguisher classes - The department will host classes at local businesses, for a fee, to teach them the proper use of fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detector program - Staff has installed thousands of smoke detectors in Roswell homes
  • CPR training - EMS staff offers CPR training to high school students and, for a fee, local businesses
  • Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome - staff members participate in this yearly walk to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome
  • Walk for Hope - Fire department staff and community members come together to raise awareness for breast cancer
  • Distracted driving demonstration - The department provides a look at what can happen to your life if you drive while distracted to every freshman health class in RISD
  • First Tee Program at NMMI - This program helps southeastern New Mexico children excel in life by promoting character development, life skills, values and education through the game of golf
  • Autism Foundation - Staff assists in bringing awareness to autism
  • RFD Explorer Program - This program is open to young men and woman ages 15-17 who have an interest in fire fighting
  • Every 15 Minutes Program - This emotionally charged program is designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving