Public Education Section is staffed with an Assistant Chief
of Public Education: Pat Dyas and two Fire Prevention
Officers: Derrick T. Harris and Stephen R. Hampton.
The Education Section presents safety programs to all
elementary schools within the City of Shreveport. The
target areas are kindergarten through second grade,
utilizing our remote controlled robot “Pluggie.” The
higher elementary grades are shown educational videos on
fire safety issues as well as safety issues in general.
The junior high and high school level programs are more
specific to the needs of these audiences.
Education Section will also facilitate various programs as
the need dictates (i.e. evacuation programs, fire safety for
the disable, seasonal safety programs, elderly at home
programs, etc.). If the Education Section does not
have a specific program requested, we take pride that our
personnel are able to design a safety program for that need.
Education Section has changed its thinking over the last few
years to include general safety programs to a variety of
groups and organizations. We have had to start
thinking out of the “fire safety” box to include a wide
range of safety programs. As with the other Fire
Prevention Sections, the Education Section also has
continuing education. In addition, the Public
Education section oversees the distribution or installation
of hundreds of free smoke alarms to residents throughout the
city of Shreveport. Through fire safety and injury
prevention education, training, and building coalitions with
public and private agencies the Shreveport Fire Department
has been able to dramatically reduce the loss of life and
property in our community.