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 and participates in:

  • Fire Prevention Week - Staff presents life-safety skills to classes in Roswell schools.
  • 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 Roswell schools.
  • Autism Foundation - Staff assists in bringing awareness to autism.
  • 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.