High School Programs
Teen Fire and Life Safety Program
Life skills are an important part of any curriculum for getting students ready to be independent. North Metro Fire ’s goal is to bring life and fire safety education into high schools and teach students about the dangers of kitchen fires, while giving them tips and tools to help prevent these types of emergencies. This curriculum also includes learning about fire extinguishers, candle safety, and how to treat minor burns, etc.
Metro North Denver Teen Drivers - High School Challenge Program
In the Denver Metro area in 2018, 2,220 teens ages 15-19 years were seen in an emergency department for motor vehicle crash-related injuries sustained while an occupant and/or a driver of a vehicle (Colorado Hospital Association).
The Metro North Denver Teen Drivers (MNDTD) program implements evidence-based programs that aim to influence positive behavior change among teens; specifically promoting the behaviors of:
- Wearing a seat belt on every trip
- Not driving while distracted or impaired
- Never riding with an impaired driver
- Advocating for oneself when riding as a passenger when unsafe behavior is occurring in the car
A primary strategy for influencing teen behavior is reaching teens through their peers. Peer-to-peer social marketing campaigns are a core component of MNDTD programming. That is where you come in!
Metro North Denver Teen Drivers Coalition and North Metro Fire invite any high school group to take on the CHALLENGE to help their school in the effort of creating safer drivers. Using the toolkit provided, any group within the high school student body (Student Council, Key Club, National Honor Society, etc.) can take the challenge into their school for a year-long program designed to raise awareness of safe driving habits.
North Metro Fire can provide professionals from every aspect of the fire service to discuss their career as part of a career fair or panel. Often the fire and life safety education officer will attend student career fairs to provide students with an overview of the various careers within the fire service and job requirements.
Teachers: To request a safety presentation for your students, please contact Sasha at 303-252-3547 or fill out our request form online. Virtual class presentations are available.