Community Education

The Temple Fire & Rescue Department is committed to providing life safety education for the citizens of our community. We are dedicated to ensuring every city resident is safe at home, at work and at school.

Citizen’s Fire Academy


For citizens ages 18 and older. Program is designed to give firsthand experience of life as a firefighter in Temple. Participants will learn about different aspects of a career path in the fire service, and participate in hands on training, conducted by Temple Fire and Rescue personnel.

CPR Classes


Temple Fire and Rescue will conduct various CPR classes to suit the needs of the participants. Classes range from Hands-Only CPR for the lay public, to AHA Certification courses for HealthCare Providers. Cost varies by class and certification. Contact Temple Fire and Rescue to schedule a class.

Stop the Bleed Training


Developed by the American College of Surgeons and others, Stop the Bleed is a First Aid/Trauma Management course. Providing hands on training for wound management. With techniques such as direct pressure, wound packing, and tourniquet application, Stop the Bleed focuses on life saving actions after an injury has occurred.

DSHS Safe Riders Car Seat Distribution Program


Partnering with the Department of State Health Services, Temple Fire and Rescue is able to distribute Car Seats to families in need. Recipients must participate in a short class, learning how to properly install and maintain their new seat. Classes are held 3 times a month. Contact Temple Fire and Rescue to schedule.

Child Safety Seat Fittings


In addition to distributing car seats. Temple Fire and Rescue will also assist those that currently have a child safety seat but may need help installing it in their vehicle. Or in the event the seat is already installed, TFR personnel can check to make sure the seat is secured per the recommendations. Temple Fire and Rescue currently has 3 Child Passenger Seat Technicians.

Roll Over Convincer


The Rollover Convincer is the cab of a pickup truck, modified, and placed on a rotating spindle. Using manikins, we can educate young drivers, and the public on the importance of proper seat belt usage. When the cab is rolled, unrestrained manikins are ejected from the cab, in the simulated rollover.

Food for Families Food Drive


Temple Fire and Rescue participates in this annual food drive, and all Temple fire stations are drop off locations for anyone wishing to donate food to local food pantries during the Holidays.


CERT Volunteer Program


CERT or the Community Emergency Response Team program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster operations.