Public Education

The Danville Fire Department is committed to educating the community about fire safety. During the first week in October Danville, Fire Department participates in National Fire Safety Week by visiting local Elementary schools and day-care centers.

The following is a list of subjects that we teach the children during National Fire Safety Week. We would like to encourage all parents to review this information and practice with their entire family.


Smoke Detectors:

  • There should be a smoke detector located in every room of the house.
  • Each smoke detector should be tested and cleaned once a month.
  • Batteries need to be replaced every six months.
  • If at any time a smoke detector has failed to perform properly it should be replaced immediately.

Family Escape Plan:

  • Draw a sketch of your house.
  • Make sure there are at least two unobstructed ways to exit each room
  • Mark any room that has only one exit.
  • Mark primary exits of the house and make sure they are in good working condition
  • Mark a meeting place away from the house.(ie. tree, sidewalk, or neighbors house)
  • Make sure everyone in the family knows 911 is the emergency number
  • Take into consideration any family member that may need special assistance.
  • Now you are ready to put this plan into action. Remember PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!


Our department serves schools, church organizations, businesses, service clubs, non-profit organizations, assisted living and nursing home facilities, and other fire departments to offer impactful and meaningful lessons regarding fire safety and risk reduction. Contact us at 317-745-4180 ext. 8020 or email us. 

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