Public Education & Safety
National Building Safety Month
May is National Building Safety Month. Want to keep your building safe and provide a safer and more efficient business for your employees and customers? Check out the International Code Council website for information on energy, green building ideas, fire safety, hazard mitigation, and much more! You’ve invested a lot into your business. Together we can keep it safe as it grows.
Arson Awareness Week
Arson fires cause millions of dollars in loss each year and hundreds more people are injured or lose their lives due to arson fires. Arson Awareness Week is in May. Take time out during this week to evaluate your property and remove items that may be targeted. Houses of worship should pay close attention to outside lighting, bushes that may hide doors, and making sure doors lock properly. For more information, visit the U.S. Fire Administration website.
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is in the month of October. The Fire Department visits schools, day care centers, and senior citizen homes during that time and also welcomes area residents to visit their local fire station. Please contact us to schedule your tour and remember to make every week fire prevention week.
400 E. 10th Street
Hobart, IN 46342
Fire station tours are available for all citizens, businesses, and school groups. Station tours give visitors a "behind the scenes" look at the life of a firefighter. If you are interested in visiting your neighborhood fire station, please call 219-942-5184 to make an appointment.
Fire Extinguisher Clinic
Fire extinguishers can be your first line of defense if you discover a small, incipient fire. Knowing how to use them properly can mean the difference between saving your property and risking your life. While the Hobart Fire Department strongly urges citizens to exit a building when a fire is discovered, the basic fundamentals of fire extinguishers can be useful information. If you or your business would like to schedule an extinguisher use demo, please call us at 219-942-5184.
Having a plan and preparing for disaster can mean the difference in recovery from a natural or man-made disaster. Are you ready? Visit the Ready website and find the tools necessary to keep your family and business safe. Make a plan, practice, and be prepared.
Hobart Fire Department Car Seat Program
Car crashes are the number one killer of kids. Of kids riding in safety seats, 80% are at risk because they are not buckled in correctly! Call the Hobart Fire Department at 219-942-5184 for a free child passenger safety seat check.