Fort Oglethorpe Fire &
Rescue has been doing fire prevention presentations in
elementary schools for several years. Our original fire
education shows consisted of a firefighter showing a
video and explaining fire safety.
In 1997, Fort Oglethorpe
Fire & Rescue initiated a new innovated fire safety
program to the our area. The Fort Oglethorpe Fire &
Rescue Clown Battalion was born with five clowns, three
puppets, a small sound system for music and a remote
control Dalmatian named Blazer. The first few years,
the Clown Battalion grew from going to a few area
schools to handling all elementary schools on the west
side of Catoosa County, GA, as well as, pre-schools from
across the Tri-State area.
Our 2007 Fire Prevention
Week shows reached over 3,000 children between 5
elementary schools and 15 child care
centers. During 2007, our educators started
brainstorming for a new show. The 2007 Fire
Prevention Show was "There's No Place Like the Fire
Station." Each character from the Wizard of Oz
played a part in fire safety while Bubbles was on her
quest to find the fire station and her friend Peaches.
The children really enjoyed the new show.
In 2008, Fort
Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue is taking a new direction on
Fire Prevention Week again. We have partnered with
Catoosa County Fire Rescue to provide every school in
Catoosa County with the same fire safety program to be
held at Heritage High School. We hope this year to
be an even bigger success than each year in the past.