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Public Education / Community Relations

The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (CJC) Fire Prevention Division is proud of the efforts we make educating the public in fire and life safety topics.  By educating our school children, parents, and business owners and occupants, we are making our protected communities safer for residents and visitors. Our programs are constantly being evaluated and revised to keep up with current ideas and technologies, and community changes and growth, allowing us to offer the best education opportunities we can.  In recent years we have seen enormous community growth and with public education and fire prevention programs in place, the number of fire occurrences and the cost of property loss has remained minimal.

Public Education:

Safety And Fire Education (SAFE) is a program developed in 2010, replacing the previous Adopt a School program started in 1998.  Each fire company adopts 4th grade classes within the school districts throughout the Blue Springs and Grain Valley.  Once a month they meet with the children and talk about different issues relating to home fire safety, Emergency Medicine, and life skills such as making good decisions.  The program begins in September and continues until May and is based on , and developed around, the State of Missouri education system's core curriculum requirements.  In May, the kids can choose to visit the fire station that houses their adoptive crew or have that crew come to their school for a "Fun Day".  The fire crew can BBQ hot-dogs, order pizza etc., give tours, then end the day with water related activities and games.  As of 2010, we have adopted 195 4th grade classes.

CJC Station Tours:

CJC conducts station tours by appointment.  We can conduct a tour at any one of our five stations; however most are scheduled at our administrative building located at 805 NE Jefferson Street in Blue Springs.  A typical tour can, depending on the age group,  consist of a safety video, watching a firefighter get dressed  in his bunker gear, a walk-through of the station, and a look at the fire trucks.  To schedule a station tour contact  816-229-2522 or contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  A 2 week notice is preferred to accomodate  planning schedules.

The following are examples of program topics for delivery to citizens:

Fire safety
Smoke and carbon monoxide detector information,
Fire extinguisher use,
Severe weather safety,
Business safety,
Chemistry of Fire
Home Escape Drills
Vial of Life medication lists
Emergency Preparedness and emergency supply suggestions.