Child Passenger Safety Program
The Trussville Fire Department is a NHTSA Standardized Child Passenger Safety Education and Installation Site. The purpose of this service is to make sure that we help parentâ€™s select appropriate child restraints and teach them to secure children in vehicle restraint systems according to child passenger safety best practice guidelines. Teaching others how to install child restraints in their vehicles according to safety guidelines and serve as a resource for our community and most of all to keep our children safe.
The Trussville Fire Department does not require appointments. If you would like to get your child’s car seat checked, please come by any of our three fire stations between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm and a car seat technician will be glad to help you.
For more information, email Capt. Jeff Fore
The Trussville Fire Department conducts CPR training on an as-needed basis. To register for a class, please email Lt. Jones.
All classes are held at the fire administration building located at 421 Cherokee Drive, Trussville, AL. 35173 (Google Map).
The American Heart Association currently sponsors many different levels of CPR. The Trussville Fire Department currently is offering only the following CPR programs.
- Healthcare Provider ($35.00 per person)
- Heart Saver ($25.00 per person)
- Heart Saver with AED ($25.00 person)
- First Responder ($25.00 per person)
Fire Explorer Post 444
The Trussville Fire Department is proud to sponsor Explorer Post 2444, offering Trussville area students the opportunity to interact with fire department personnel and experience first hand involvement inside the fire service. Recruits will experience the various aspects of a fire service career by working and training together with certified Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics as well as other Explorers.
Exploring is a program that provides young men and women, ages 15 through 20, with the opportunity to explore their career interest in a local setting. The program matches the interests of young adults with adult expertise and resources of the chartered organization and other adults in the community. The program is carried out through an Explorer Post. Its purpose is to provide experiences that will affect the positive development of youth at a critical stage in their lives and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
For additional information, email Bat. Chief Nate Hopper.
Exploring has four specific goals for Explorers:
- To gain practical experience in a special interest, a skill, or a career
- Engage in a program of activities centered on Exploring’s six experience areas: social, leadership, fitness, service, outdoor, and career
- To experience positive leadership from adults and youth and to have an opportunity to lead others
- To learn and grow in a caring environment
Teens can learn a variety of skills and are welcome to ride along with the duty crew (safety first and foremost) to actual emergency and non-emergency calls after successfully completing the six month probation period and ride test. Exploring has much to offer, a chance to help the community; the opportunity to achieve a better understanding of “firehouse life” and, a career in the fire service or emergency medical services.
Requirements for Membership
- Between the ages of 15 through 20, or 14 and complete the 8th grade
- Currently enrolled in and attending school or graduated
- Must maintain a “C” average
Monthly Attendance Requirements
- Attend two Explorer Post meetings per month
- Attend other Explorer Post activities.
The Explorer Program Not only Allows a Person to Experience the Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services First-Hand, but Also Provides Training that Will Be Beneficial in Everyday Life. a Certified Instructor or Firefighter Gives All Training. Some of This Training Includes:
- CPR and First Aid
- Use of Automatic External Defibrillator
- Fire Department Procedures, Including Firefighter Training
- Emergency Medical Procedures, Including Ems First Responder Training
The Explorer Post Meets Every Other Monday, Holidays Permitting, at The Trussville Fire Department Training Facility Gym. the Meetings Start at 7:00 Pm and Last until Approximately 9:00 Pm. for Further Information, Please Email Explorers@trussvillefire.Com. if You Are Interested in Joining Post 2444 Please Complete the Letter of Interest and Email or Mail It In. An Advisor will Contact You with Information on Joining.