Shows & Tours

Puppet Shows & Station Tours
Puppets

The City of Rocky Mount Fire Department has always been instrumental in delivering quality fire and life safety programs. Our two traveling puppet companies are no exception, and have been the core of our fire and life safety education efforts with the children of Rocky Mount for 20 years. During the month of October alone, we present our puppet show to over 4400 children. Our existing program is targeted toward children ages PreK-2nd grade. It offers messages about Stop, Drop, and Roll, Crawl Low in Smoke, Fire Drills, and Don't Play with Matches. To schedule a fire station tour and/or puppet show for your group, please contact Blaise Harris, Fire and Life Safety Educator, at 972-1379.

Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

Fact: At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires or falls compared to the population at large. Each year, 30 percent of people age 65 and older are involved in falls, the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the home.

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The Rocky Mount Fire Department is a local sponsor of "Remembering When," a fire and fall prevention program for older adults developed and distributed by the National Fire Protection Association Center for High-Risk Outreach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is an educational and informative program with activities and lesson plans that use a nostalgia theme and scattered references to music, events, and personalities from the past.

"Remembering When" is centered around 16 key fire and fall prevention messages with a nostalgia theme. All of the activities and lesson plans are built around a theme of nostalgia and have scattered fun references to music, events, and personalities from days gone by. The City of Rocky Mount Fire Department is now offering these classes free of charge to any senior adult group in the city limits. If you are interested in scheduling this class for one of your senior group meetings, contact Blaise Harris, Fire and Life Safety Educator, at 972-1379.