Fire Extinguisher Training
Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue offers fire extinguisher training at our headquarters located on 40 Summit Drive to any interested group or persons. Learn the different types of fires and what to do in each case. You'll also have a chance to use an extinguisher and put out a real fire. There is no charge for the class. Call (843)682-5141 to book a class.
CPR & First Aid Classes
Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue offers a variety of CPR classes. We offer credentialed classes where you will receive a credentialed card good for 2 years and a non credentialed Friends and Family Course at no charge. First Aid is also available with a credentialed card good for 2 years. All classes are American Heart Association classes. Call for more details and registration (843)682-5141. More online information regarding these classes...
Learn how to handle small medical, fire and security emergencies in this 2 hour class sponsored by Hilton Head Fire & Rescue. Not only will this help young teens become better babysitters, but is also valuable to kids who stay home alone. There is no charge for the class. Call (843)682-5141 to sign up.
Safety Programs & Topics
Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue offers a wide variety of topics to accommodate a wide variety of audiences. We can provide programs for your preschool, civic club, retirement center, employees, etc. on a range of topics. We can cover fire safety, bike safety, water safety, fire safe holidays, smoke alarms, safe driving for the elderly, poison prevention, heat related injuries, threatening weather, car fires, calling 9-1-1 and more. We can also provide brochures on most of these topics. Call to inquire what we have to offer for your group ~ (843)682-5141.
Smoke inhalation causes about 75% of deaths in fires. A house fire moves with deadly speed but the real killer is smoke. A person can die of smoke inhalation in less than a minute. When properly installed, a smoke alarm is the single most important means of preventing house and apartment fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal so you and your family can escape. Are you in need of a smoke alarm? If so call (843)682-5141 and we can help!
File of Life
The File of Life is a card which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled FILE OF LIFE magnetized to stay on the outside of the refrigerator and lists the patient's name, emergency contact, insurance policy, social security number, health problems, medications, dosages, allergies, recent surgery, religion and a health care proxy. This card enables paramedics to obtain a quick medical history when a patient is unable to offer one. There is no charge for the File of Life. Call (843)682-5141 to get yours today.
4 out of 5 car seats are used wrong ~ could yours be one of them? Infants should ride in rear-facing safety seats. Kids over 1 year who weigh 20-40 pounds should ride in forward-facing child safety seats. Kids over 40 pounds must use booster seats or other appropriate child restraints until adult safety belts fit correctly (around age 8). Take the time to make sure your child is riding safely ~ call (843)682-5145 to make an appointment for a free car seat check by a certified technician.