The Daphne Fire Department is committed to providing our community with every possible tool to help them survive a fire or emergency. We are currently providing many methods of training, community programs, and services to our citizens. Take a look below.
CPR Training Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a simple skill that is easily learned in a one session class. During CPR, mouth-to-mouth breathing and rhythmic chest compressions are used to supply oxygen to the brain and other vital organs of a person whose heart has stopped pumping. This can buy the precious time needed till help can arrive. The course is taught using the American Heart Association’s standards and a certification card is available for a small cost.
The classes are held at Fire Station #1/Training Field at 25250 Bailey Yelding Jr. Drive/Profit Drive. You can get to Profit Drive from Stanton Road (beside the Urgent Care By The Bay) or from Johnson Road (beside NFL Building Center) turn onto Bailey Yelding Jr. Drive. Please call 251-621-2802 to sign up for a class date below.
Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer – $10.00
- January 30, 2017
- February 21, 2017
- March 27, 2017
- April 24, 2017
Heartsaver (or Layperson) CPR certification – $10.00
- February 6, 2017
- March 6, 2017
- April 3, 2017
- May 10, 2017
Programs and Community Education
>American Heart Association CPR / AED: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a simple skill that is easily learned in a one session class. The class is offered at the Daphne Fire Station #1/ Training Center. (CPR class dates are listed above.)
>First Aid Training: American Heart Association First Aid: Every parent or caregiver should take this course. Learn how to stop bleeding, care for burns, bites and stings, take care of fevers and colds or handle major medical emergencies such as strokes or heart attacks. Children are more than welcome to attend. Classes are taught at the Daphne Fire Station #1/ Training Center every month. Certification cards are available for $10.00. First Aid Class schedule:
- March 15, 2017 – 6pm
- May 16, 2017 – 6pm
>American Red Cross Baby Sitter’s Training:A fun, fast-paced course that includes hands-on activities, videos, role-plays and a lively discussion to teach baby sitters to:
- Supervise children and infants
- Perform basic child care skills such as diapering and feeding
- Handle bedtime and discipline issues
- Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries
- Care for common injuries such as choking, burns, cuts and bee stings
- Perform CPR
(Class dates for 2017 will be announced at a later date.)
>Yellow Dot Program (for Seniors!): If you or your loved one is not be able to communicate following an accident, a small yellow dot sticker placed on your vehicle’s rear window will alert emergency services personnel to look for a yellow folder in your glove compartment. The folder contains your current medical information, a photo, your hospital preferences, and loved one’s contact numbers. Come by the Daphne Fire Station #2 on North Main Street to pick up your sticker, have your photo taken and fill out a short registration form. There is NO COST for this program.
>Child Car Seat Inspection: Did you know that nearly 90% of all installed car seats are installed improperly? During a recent car seat installation class, only one car seat of 70 total car seats was installed correctly. Improper installation can worsen injuries, and can potentially lead to death of a child.
All Daphne Firefighters have attended a 40 hour class which has taught them how to properly install any car seat. Their training further helps them identify unsafe car seats or improperly mounted car seats. Can you imagine someone spending 40 hours with you, and your child? Come by any station anytime and we will inspect your car seat or assist you with proper installation.
For additional information, please visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS
>Free Smoke Detector Installation: If you do not have smoke detectors in your home, we will gladly come to your home and install free smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. We can help change your smoke detector batteries and will provide a free fire safety inspection for any residence within the City of Daphne limits. Don’t wait – call 621-2802 for an appointment today.
>Blood Pressure Screening: High blood pressure can lead to damaged kidneys, eyes, or heart, and can even lead to a stroke. Fire department EMTs and Paramedics are available to screen for high blood pressure (hypertension). Come by your location fire station anytime.
>Fire Extinguisher Training: Learn the proper usage of a portable fire extinguisher. Protect your home and businesses by training your personnel on the proper usage of a fire extinguisher. Call 251-621-2815 to schedule a class for your or your group.
Home Safety Inspection
The Daphne Fire Department provides, free of charge, home fire safety surveys for our residential citizens. Provided upon request, this program enables fire department personnel to walk through your home with you pointing out important fire safety tips. Informational brochures will be provided and all comments are purely suggestions on ways to improve safety in your home. You can request your home fire safety survey by calling 251-621-2802.
Training for Children and Teens
The Daphne Fire Department provides training for young children and teens on what to do in case their home ever catches fire. We will train them to evacuate the residence and seek safety for themselves and loved ones. If you would like to schedule training for your child, teen, or group in fire safety, call 251-621-2802.