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Community Education

Our Community Education team is committed to community safety through engagement, cooperation, and communication with all residents through tools like station tours, preparedness guides, education, and community programs.

We’re always focused on ensuring our communities are as safe as possible. Below you’ll find various links to safety resources and information. If the safety information you’re looking for isn’t found below, please reference our FAQs.

Car Seat Resources

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a crash.  It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your car be properly secured before every trip.

Thousands of children are injured or killed every year because their child passenger safety seats are not installed properly. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home - so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short. 

If you're not confident of how to properly secure your child in a safety seat, open the Car Seat Resource Guide below for local organizations that you can visit to assist you. 

Sacramento Car Seat Resources Jan 2024 - English and Spanish


Kiddes Fire Extinguisher Recall

In conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kidde announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. Click here to learn more.

Safe Places & Safely Surrendered Baby

You, as a member of the public, should always consider Fire Stations a safe place.  Metro Fire is involved in two programs that make our Fire Stations and fire personnel a resource to you:

All Metro Fire Stations are Safe Places

The objective of the Safe Places Program is to provide a temporary shelter for youth who have run away, been pushed out of their homes, sexually abused, or otherwise maltreated.

All Metro Fire Stations are locations that a person can abandon an infant under the Safely Surrendered Baby Law - SB 1368 / SB 116.

The objective of the Safely Surrendered Baby Law is to provide a safe alternative for the surrender of a newborn baby.

Download the Safely Surrendered Baby Law Fast Facts from the California Department of Social Services

Life Jacket Loan Program

    Life jackets save lives.  Essentially the equivalent of a seatbelt in a car, life jackets help you float should you fall into the water.  Under California law, every child under 13 years of age on a moving recreation vessel of any length must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.  It’s recommended that children always wear life jackets when swimming in lakes and rivers.  Be sure every child wears a proper fitting life jacket when on a boat or near water.  If you don’t have life jackets feel free to stop by any of the stations listed in the Life Jacket Loan Program flier below.  You can borrow a life jacket for the day and return it when you are finished using it.  You don’t need to call ahead just stop by and the firefighters will help you find the right life jacket for you.

    Download the Life Jacket Loan Program Flier