Public education Information

Public Education At Union Fire Protection District

Fire Safety and Injury Prevention is everyone’s responsibility, we take pride in helping inform our citizens on the best fire safety practices. Between classroom visits and station tours, to general public relation events, we enjoy showing you, our community, how we best serve your fire and ems needs. To schedule a Public Education event or even a tour of our station, please use the link on this page. We look forward to working with you to keep our community safe!

We hope to be able to use this page to bring some important information to you on topics such as injury prevention, signs and symptoms of illnesses, and other information that will assist you in your daily life. Most injuries and some illnesses can be prevented at times, and we hope to be able to offer suggestions through the information here to help you stay safe.

Here are a couple important websites/phone numbers to have on hand.

  • Poison Control – 1-800-222-1222
  • Boone County Dispatch Non-Emergency Number – 1-859-371-1234

Car Seat Safety Information

Car seats are an important part of keeping your children safe while driving. Often times, however, they are improperly installed, the wrong size, or have been recalled due to safety concerns. Following the manufacturers directions and precautions are a good start for helping you install your seating options safely. Here are a few sites to help you make informed decisions about car seat safety.

When to Call 911?

Teaching your children how and when to call 911 can be a lifesaver, not only for you and your family, but for friends and neighbors. Knowing when to call 911 for help can be confusing and scary for small children. Here are a few tips to share with them about calling 911:

  • Talk to your children about what a true emergency is and what it isn’t. A fire or intruder definitely is, however a skinned knee or broken toy is not.
  • Calling 911 as a prank is punishable by law in most states, and in Boone County, if 911 is accidentally called or pranked, chances are that a police officer will be responding to verify it.
  • Make sure your child knows that when talking to a 911 operator, it is ok to give their name and address if requested. This can sometimes be a conflicting set of lessons for a child as they are often taught not to talk to strangers.
  • Have a list of emergency names, contact phone numbers, and other vital information that is easily accessible to your child. This will help them and 911 responders to make contact with other people if needed.
  • Teach your child to know their phone number and, at minimum, their street address so that they can give that information as needed.

First Aid and Safety Information

In an effort to bring user-friendly information about multiple types of emergency and first aid situations, we will link to other large sources of broad based information. One such good source is because they have information sheets that can be printed for quick reference, along with seasonal and home safety tips and information.

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Public Education Event Registration

Are you interested in requesting the Union Fire Protection District for a Public Education Event? Events can be scheduled Monday thru Friday between the hours of 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Please fill out the Public Education Request Form, you should hear back from us within 3 business days. Accommodations outside of this window can be made in some circumstances, please email [email protected] with any of those requests.

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