Tours & VisitsThe facilities and personnel of South Fire District are accessible to anyone in the district who is interested in learning more about their fire department and/or fire safety.
Arranging a Tour or Visit
Adopt a FirefighterThe Adopt a Firefighter program was developed in 1989 with the intent of teaching children about the duties of a firefighter and to teach them about fire safety. Because of the program's great success, it was rewarded with the Connecticut Fire Academy's Public Fire Education Team of the Year award. This program is conducted in cooperation with Bielefield, Farm Hill, Fellowship Baptist, and Saint Sebastian Schools.
Included in this year-long program is a simulated home evacuation drill. This true-to-life exercise is made possible by a pull-along camper/trailer that is built to resemble a bedroom and kitchen. Students enter the "bedroom" and wait for a smoke alarm to sound and simulated smoke to enter the room. This teaches participants how to crawl low under smoke and to safely evacuate a building. The program ends with a tour of the fire station and graduation diplomas.