The HCFMO’s Community Outreach section provides a series of free informational programs designed to address fire/life safety issues for citizens in the unincorporated areas of Harris County. Programs usually range from 45 minutes to an hour in length.

Most include a lecture, a PowerPoint presentation or short video accompanied by informative handout materials. Upon request, many of these programs can be individually tailored to address your group. Requests are encouraged to be made at least 4 weeks in advance.


Fire Prevention


Available Programs

Who We Are

Program covers the various functions and branches within the HCFMO. The PowerPoint program details the various responsibilities of each branch including a synopsis of their respective roles regarding fire investigations, fire/life safety inspections, hazardous materials response, along with various training and support functions. Brochures are provided to attendees referencing those rolls and contact information. Fire & Life Safety handouts and materials are also distributed. While the presentation can be provided to all groups, it has been popular and goes well for “Career Day” events at public schools. (30-60 minutes)

Fire Safety in the Workplace

This program covers a variety of fire safety matters that all employees should be aware of in their place of employment. PowerPoint and discussion covers fire protections systems, means of egress, electrical and storage hazards. Fire safety and prevention materials reinforcing points made in the presentation are distributed to attendees. (30-45 minutes).

Senior Fire Safety (VIDEO)

This video covers safety measures seniors can take to prevent fires, falls and accidents. A 10-minute video illustrating household hazards and how to reduce them is shown. Presenter highlights several key issues on the video followed by a question & answer session designed to address the needs and concerns related to older citizens. Cinder helps emphasize and demonstrates some of these issues. (30minutes).


Pre-School/Elementary/Small Children (VIDEO)

This video covers good fires vs. bad fires; lighters & matches are tools not toys; smoke detectors and calling “911” for emergencies. HCFMO Outreach Canine “Cinder” demonstrates crawling low under the smoke and telling an adult about matches and lighters. Trading cards and safety handouts are distributed (in English & Spanish). A short video is shown emphasizing key fire safety issues. (20 minutes).