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Fire Prevention and Life Safety is a very important topic in the Oriskany Fire Department.

We have developed a program that entertains and educates the audience with out them even knowing. This program utilizes comic relief, real props and high impact, exciting movements that children can keep their focus on. By using clowns, magic and comedy, we are able to present and deliver fire and life safety messages over a greater period of time with a higher retention by the audience. Our fire rates have diminished significantly. It must also be noted that this program would not be where it is today without the help of various organizations in our area, mostly the Whitesboro Fire Department. In co-operation with Whitesboro, we have developed many different programs ranging from the common get out, stay out principle to various other programs like stranger danger, firefighters are friend and winter safety. We do a lot of programs revolving around 'normal' fire prevention but think this program allows us to think outside the box. This program, along with our other programs are provided free of charge to our district and that of our affiliated agencies.

Even though this is a great tool, it is not the only one we have at our disposal. We also have our own puppet program with 2 stages, sound system and wireless microphones. Various other props are used and stored in a trailer that is used for quick and easy access at any time. Our members have traveled all over the State of New York teaching children and firefighters alike. We have been featured in many programs that train firefighters on how to present educational material.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email the Fire Chief.

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