Rosehill Fire Department Public Relation Officers are responsible for public education on fire safety issues. Public Information Officers act as an official source of information to the news media and work with displaced families to receive assistance from The American Red Cross and other governmental agencies. The department also offers fire station tours and public appearance of apparatus at special events. The list below describes the options available. Due to the demand in responding to emergency calls and number of PR requests, we must adhere to the following procedures below. Please carefully read the different types of events in which we are able to schedule.
Requests should be made two weeks in advance; requests will be filled in the order in which they are received. Requests must be approved by PR officers and approved by Chief officers prior to scheduling.
Because the Rosehill Fire Department is a working fire department, availability for public events may be limited. Crews may be late, may have to leave early, or may be unable to participate due to emergencies.
The fire department may not be able to schedule private parties, birthday parties, daycare functions, or participate in for-profit events.
Station tours are approved by the PR officers with approval from the Chief officers based on availability. Station crews may be requested/scheduled to facilitate station tours as needed. Tours may consist of a safety discussion by a firefighter, tour of the station bay, overview of apparatus/equipment/gear, and question & answer session. Evening/Weekend tours may be available for groups and families based on availability.
Fire Department apparatus/personnel may visit local schools, churches and public functions as approved by the PR officers with approval of the Chief officers. Firefighters/Paramedics may be requested to teach fire safety tips and to talk about careers in fire suppression and emergency medical services.
The PR Division will facilitate public school events; if needed or requested, a crew may be assigned to assist. PR school visits typically support Fire Prevention month in October.