Sunrise Fire-Rescue offers a variety of programs and educational materials for residents of all ages. The department's offerings include:
Vial of Life
Sunrise Fire-Rescue encourages you to print and complete the Vial of Life form to assist emergency personnel when they arrive at your home for a medical emergency. The Vial of Life form allows you to provide important medical information quickly and efficiently in times of need. "In an emergency, the Vial of Life will speak for you when you can't!"
Simply print and complete the Vial of Life Form [PDF] and keep in a plastic baggie attached to your refrigerator or in an easily accessible location for rescue crews to find. Fill out your medical information as completely as possible, so that rescue personnel will have all the information they need to give you the best possible care. Please be sure to have one completed for each person living in your home.
For more information about the Vial of Life program, please visit www.vialoflife.com
Fire-Rescue Explorers Program
Sunrise Fire-Rescue has sponsored the Fire Explorer program since becoming a full-time paid department 40 years ago. The Fire Explorer program is a career development opportunity for young men and women, ages 14 to 18, who are interested in pursuing a career in the fire service. At weekly meetings throughout the school year, Explorers are introduced to the basics of the fire-rescue service, including basic life support skills such as CPR and first aid, firefighting techniques, hazardous material recognition and an introduction to advanced life support.
Click here to access the Fire-Rescue Explorer Application [PDF].
Fire Prevention Week
Each year during the month of October, firefighters visit every elementary school and day care center in Sunrise to deliver fire prevention and safety programs to some of the City's youngest residents.
In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, held during the week of October 8th each year, the Fire-Rescue Department focuses on fire safety skills that will help reduce injuries and deaths to children - often one of the most vulnerable groups. The program's popular National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) curriculum features visits from Sparky the Fire Dog, the NFPA mascot.
One of the highlights of the Department's fire prevention efforts is a poster and essay contest for elementary school students.
Home Fire Escape Plan
If a fire breaks out in your home, getting out quickly and safely is essential. Once the smoke alarm sounds, you may only have a few minutes to get out . Having a home fire escape plan can help to ensure you and your family know the best ways out.
It is extremely important to always have a plan that includes two ways out of every room, and to practice this plan with everyone in your home, especially children.
Drawing a map can assist you in teaching children and other family members by showing them the best ways out. Click here to create your own Home Fire Escape Plan [PDF] today!
After the Fire
Prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's United States Fire Administration, After the Fire [PDF] is a comprehensive document designed to assist fire victims. It provides information on recovering from a fire, including such topics as what to do during the first 24 hours, insurance considerations, valuing your property, replacing valuable documents, salvage hints, fire department operations, and more.