The Centreville Volunteer Fire Department Fire Prevention program has many educational pamphlets available. Stop by the station any time and ask for copies to take home. In addition, we have provided the links on the right for several of the most common questions and concerns. Don't forget to come by our annual Open House in October to learn more.
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) publishes an annual list of facts to help design and implement educational programs with the intent of reducing fires by educating the public. Visit their website at http://www.vafire.com.
The 2010 VFIRS Quick Facts are posted below.
Somewhere in Virginia, every minute, an incident occurs in which a fire department responds. Click here for a details list of facts: 2010 VFIRS Quick Facts
- Fire departments in Virginia responded to an average of
1,798 incidents per day in 2010; one incident occurred every
- Rescue and EMS calls accounted for 66%
or two-thirds of the total incidents in Virginia in 2010; fires only made up
4% of the calls.
- The total fire dollar loss associated with fires in Virginia in 2010 was
- One civilian was killed or injured by fire in Virginia every 16 hours in 2010.
Note: Data is compiled from information reported to the Virginia Fire Incident Reporting System (VFIRS) for 2010 as of 03/11/2011. Numbers and percentages may not add to totals because of rounding.
The career staff and volunteers at the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department take education of the public seriously. Stop by the station to see us. We will answer any question about fire and/or home safety you have, no matter how big or small.
*** If you see us on the scene of an incident or helping others in need of emergency services, PLEASE do not approach us. Our priority on scene is maintaining safety, protecting life and property and ensuring the privacy of our citizens. We will politely ask you to maintain a safe distance and invite you to visit us at the station.
EXIT DRILLS - E.D.I.T.H. Click the link above to review information about Exit Drills In The Home (E.D.I.T.H).
CREATE A HOME ESCAPE PLAN Click the link above to learn how to create an excape plans for your home.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Click the link above to learn about home fire extinguishers.
HAZZARDS AROUND THE HOME Click the link above to learn about hazzards that may be in your home.
CARBON MONOXIDE GAS Click the link above to learn about Carbon Monoxide poisoning, detection and prevention.
SMOKE DETECTORS Click the link above to learn about smoke detectors that can protect your home.
WINTER SAFETY Click the link above to learn about winter safety that can protect your home.