Community Services

Promote Greater Fire Safety

The Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department offers a number of services designed to promote our Community Risk Reduction program. We welcome and encourage you to take advantage of these services. Click on a service and you will be taken to a form to request one of our services.

NOTE: We will contact you after receiving the request. Submitting a request does not guarantee the request can be fulfilled. 

Birthday and Block Parties

If you are planning a community block party or birthday party our department will stop by during the event with a fire truck for all to see up close - both adults and children. We can show and explain the use and importance of the many pieces of equipment, display our gear, discuss fire safety topics, and distribute fire safety information.

Child Car Seat Installation

The Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department is proud to be a permanent checking station for child passenger safety seats. This service is available to the entire Carrboro community and all other surrounding communities. We strongly encourage everyone to come by to have their child safety seat inspected for safety and correct installation. Click here to find out more information about the program.

Courtesy Home Inspection

Many of you may be familiar with fire and safety inspections that take place in your workplaces and schools, but a safety inspection in your home is just as important! At your convenience, members of our department will come to your home and offer suggestions as to how to make your home safer and reduce the chances of a devastating fire.

Fire Extinguisher Class

This class is designed to give groups and businesses the opportunity for hands-on, practical experience with ABC fire extinguishers in a safe and controlled environment. We will come to your group's location and explain the proper use of a fire extinguisher in the event of a small fire. We will also light a small propane fueled fire and allow those who wish the opportunity to use an extinguisher to put out the fire. There is no charge for this class!

Smoke and/or Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms provide early notifications increasing the likelihood that you and your family will be able to escape if there is a fire in your home. Click the link above if you need a smoke and/or carbon monoxide alarm installed, or if you need assistance checking an alarm that is already installed.

Public Education Event

We provide public education events, including fire prevention presentations. Use this form to request a public education event for your group or organization.

Station Tours

We regularly give station tours and safety talks to all types of groups, both formal and informal. Some of the groups we have had come through in the past include school classes, girl scouts, boy scouts, church groups, day care groups, after school programs, summer camp groups, home school students, and many individuals. You are always welcome to drop by and look. If we are not otherwise engaged, someone is often around to show you around and to answer questions.