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Education & Outreach Programs
The Orange County Fire Authority is proud to offer a variety of educational programs to the communities we serve. These programs include safety presentations, fire station tours, school programs, and community events.

If you would like to request one of our programs, fill out a request form below. Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the event and ensure that your request meets the requirements listed.

Online educational videos and handouts are available in multiple languages at the link below.

  Safety Programs 
We serve the following cities and all unincorporated areas in Orange County.
Aliso Viejo Mission Viejo
Buena Park Placentia
Cypress Rancho Santa Margarita
Dana Point San Clemente
Garden Grove Santa Ana
Irvine Stanton
La Palma San Juan Capistrano
Laguna Hills Seal Beach
Laguna Niguel Tustin
Laguna Woods Villa Park
Lake Forest Westminster
Los Alamitos Yorba Linda
Fire Station Tours OCFA Fire Stations are open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. for station tours. Station tours must be pre-approved and last approximately 30 minutes. Please note that tours are subject to the crew’s availability and we request at least two weeks’ advance notice to schedule. If you need assistance finding your closest fire station visit: https://www.ocfa.org/AboutUs/FireStations.aspx

Station Tour Guidelines: 
  • No more than 25 people (or one class) per visit – This includes adults and children
  • We request 1 adult per 5 children to provide supervision
  • The recommended age for station visits is 5 and up
  • We do not host birthday parties at fire stations
  • Groups are limited to one station tour per year

**Disclaimer: Emergency response is our primary responsibility and crews will remain in service during station tours. In the event of an emergency, firefighters may be delayed or unable to attend without notice. Station tours cancelled due to emergency response will be rescheduled.

School Visits OCFA firefighters can visit your school for a presentation on fire prevention, what to do in case of fire, firefighters as community helpers, and firefighter equipment and gear. School visits last approximately 40-60 minutes.

School Visit Guidelines: 
  • Each school is limited to one visit per year – We encourage teachers to coordinate visits if multiple classes wish to participate
  • School visits are for educational purposes only
  • Classes must have an average age of 4 or older

**Disclaimer: Emergency response is our primary responsibility and crews will remain in service during school visits. We make every attempt to fulfill requests, however, crew availability cannot be guaranteed. In the event of an emergency, firefighters may be delayed or unable to attend without notice. School visits cancelled due to emergency response will be rescheduled.



Community Events OCFA firefighters and educators are able to attend a variety of community events. Our participation is limited to educational and public community events in our service area and is subject to our staffing availability.

Community Event Guidelines: 
  • We are unable to attend birthday parties or events that promote private businesses
  • Fire engines/crews in attendance will remain in service and must be able to enter and exit the location quickly

**Disclaimer: Emergency response is our primary responsibility and crews will remain in service during community events. We make every attempt to fulfill requests, however crew availability cannot be guaranteed. In the event of an emergency, firefighters may be delayed or unable to attend without notice.


Safety Presentations OCFA offers safety presentations to businesses, civic associations and other community groups. Presentation topics include: Fire Safety (Fire Prevention, Home Escape Plans, and Evacuation), Disaster Preparedness, Senior Safety, and Drowning Prevention. Presentations are available Monday-Friday.

Safety Presentation Guidelines: 
  • Minimum attendance for a presentation is 15 people
  • Must be in a public location (No private residences)

Diversion Programs

The Fire FRIENDS (Firesetter Regional Intervention Education Network and Delivery System) program is designed specifically for juveniles who are exhibiting unusual or increased interest in fire and fire behavior, and is available to children and their families in and around Orange County, California.

Contact Us
For program requests or information on community outreach, please contact the Community Relations/Education Specialist assigned to the area.

City Education Specialist

Irvine
Laguna Woods
Emerald Bay
Lake Forest


Alexa Pratt
Community Relations/Education Specialist
Office: 714.573.6280
alexapratt@ocfa.org


Buena Park
Cypress
Garden Grove
La Palma
Los Alamitos
Midway City Unincorporated
Rossmoor Unincorporated
Seal Beach
Stanton
Westminster
Garden Grove


Brandi Najm
Community Relations/Education Specialist
Office: 949.239.5987
brandinajm@ocfa.org


Dana Point
Coto de Caza
Ladera Ranch
Mission Viejo
Rancho Santa Margarita
San Clemente
San Juan Capistrano
Trabuco Canyon
Aliso Viejo
Laguna Hills
Laguna Niguel

Polly Bowen
Community Relations/Education Specialist
Office: 949.347.2256
pollybowen@ocfa.org


Modjeska Canyon
Placentia
Santa Ana
Santiago Canyon
Tustin
Tustin Unincorporated
Villa Park
Yorba Linda


Milton Neira
Community Relations/Education Specialist
Office: 714.567.3253
miltonneira@ocfa.org