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Santa Barbara County Fire Department Hosts Fire Safety Trailer Program

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s Fire Safety Trailer visits La Patera School in Goleta. (Photo Credit: Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

During the coming months, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be hosting the Fire Safety Trailer Program. This is an excellent opportunity to make a positive impression on young minds and to teach 3rd grade students of Santa Barbara County important fire and life safety lessons. The goal of this program is to reduce the incidents of fires, injuries, and damage caused by fires each year.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department launched this unique program using a travel trailer specially designed as a kid sized home complete with a kitchen, living room and bedroom. The Fire Safety Trailer is taken to each elementary school in Santa Barbara County and set up for a 50 minute fire and life safety program. This program is taught by an engine company with three to four firefighters serving as the teachers and working directly with the third grade students. The first stop this year was La Patera School in Goleta.

The Fire Safety Trailer is one of the most unique and valuable tools firefighters have for teaching public fire safety education. Each year, firefighters throughout Santa Barbara County Fire Department reach about 2000 third grade students with lessons from the Fire Safety Trailer.

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