The Madeira Beach Fire Department is proud to announce the launch of our Community Risk Reduction Program (CRR). This program is an attempt to reduce accidents and injuries, or worse, while also providing information and equipment to residents to assist in this risk reduction program. Take a look at the topics and more information below.
- Smoke Detectors
- Fire/Hurricane Hygiene Kits
- Water Safety
- Fall Prevention
- Bicycle Safety
Please contact the Madeira Beach Fire Department at (727) 391-3400 to inquire about any of the above programs. Thank you all for assisting your fire department in helping to keep our community safe!
We had this program previously, but it was discontinued some years ago due to cost. We have been able to get sponsored through the American Red Cross to provide us smoke detectors to install in residents’ homes. This will be done by either myself, the on-duty crew or Chief Belk. If we respond to a call for service and see that a residence is in need of smoke detectors, we will install these free of charge. Or we can be contacted and schedule an installation.
Fire/Hurricane Hygiene Kits
The Salvation Army were also gracious enough to sponsor us and provide us with hygiene kits that we will provide to residents who are displaced by fire or any other disaster. These kits include face and body wipes, toothbrush and toothpaste, rags, deodorant, etc.
Fall Prevention/Safety Inspection
Having a large elderly community, falls are a prevalent call we respond to. If we can assist and reduce the hazards in the home, then of course this will save the resident from an injury and allow our apparatus to be available for another call. This includes a home safety check and some information on ways to avoid a fall. A safety inspection can be provided as well at their request. It is free of charge and not to fine them for code violations but to prevent fires, falls, etc.
Continue to provide CPR training to our residents and visitors and to expand the program to include pet CPR.
Provide bicycle helmets and training to be a defensive rider.