The Manassas Volunteer Fire Company has a dynamic Public Education program that includes activities such as presentations in schools, station tours, apparatus appearances, participation at community events, educational articles literature, and other activities. We feel that many fires, fire-related injuries and household accidents can be prevented with a passionate public education program.
The Manassas Volunteer Fire Company would be happy to have firefighters to speak to your group on a range of topics including fire and household safety, the day to day activities of a firefighter, becoming a firefighter or other related topics.
This is a very well-liked opportunity for many groups, such as scout troops, birthday parties, and school groups. Manassas firefighters will show you our station, let you check out our fire trucks and even demonstrate some of our equipment. During these tours we will also give a talk about fire safety and show the gear that firefighters wear.
Upon request, the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company will bring a fire truck to most public events. The crew will be available to explain the various functions of the apparatus as well as answer questions regarding firefighting and fire safety.
Manassas firefighters welcome any opportunity to speak to school groups. During these presentations, firefighters will present age-appropriate information for the students. For younger children, firefighters teach basic fire safety information, show them the fire engine and dress out in full protective gear. We try to emphasize that firefighters are the children's friend and that they should not fear them during an emergency. Topics for older students include more specific fire and household safety information.
Anyone is welcome to visit the firehouse during normal business hours however, we request that events are scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. Please note that apparatus and the firefighters assigned to them may be required to leave the event to respond to emergencies.
To set up your public education event or a tour, please call our station during normal business hours.
(It may be possible to schedule events outside of normal hours if staffing is available)
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00pm