Firefighter Tasha Hoffman
Public Education Coordinator
505 W. Fayette Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401
The Effingham Fire Department Public Education Division is committed to educating our citizens on fire safety by offering the following services:
- School Fire Drills conducted annually.
- Fire Station Tours - call for more information or to schedule a tour.
- Open House - every October during Fire Prevention Week.
- Fire Safety Talks geared for our young and senior citizens.
- Essay Contests for Junior High students – winning essay on fire prevention topic earns student their name on a Fire Truck for a period of one year.
- Fire Extinguisher Training & Safety Talks at local Businesses, Group Homes, & Assisted Living Facilities.
- Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention.
- "Change the Clock – Change Your Battery" Program – reminder to change the battery in your smoke detector.
- Smoke Detector Program – Every summer we visit local neighborhoods and check/change batteries in smoke detectors and ensure proper placement in the homes.
- Submit seasonal Fire Safety Tips articles to local news media and the City Newsletter.
- “Keep the Wreath Red” Program – Every Christmas Holiday wreaths are hung on both fire stations – each adorned with red lights – to raise awareness on the dangers of Christmas tree fires.