Prevention & Public Education

Public education is a necessity for our community, especially starting with our youth. The Willows Fire Department is proud of our public outreach and very much interested in providing this service; through station tours, school visits and other social events throughout the year. The Willows Fire Department has been providing the service since 1978, and through the years has enriched the program with many new ideas and tools.


One such tool has been the Glenn County fire safety house. The safety house has helped the program by allowing kids to get a realistic learning experience; by having a setting much like one at their own homes. It allows us to talk with the kids about fire safety in different areas of a home and allows the added feature of “fake” smoke; allowing us to show them how it may be with smoke in a room, and what to do in a real situation.

Prevention

The fire prevention division continues its efforts to keep our community a safe place in which to live, work, and play.

The fire prevention division has responsibility for fire code enforcement, public safety education, and fire investigation. The fire prevention division also manages the weed abatement program, and reviews, approves and inspects special events, carnivals, fairs and fireworks displays.

Engineer Monck manages the fire inspection program. Business inspections are divided between A Shift , B Shift and C Shift. The primary focus of these inspections is "enforcement through education". This commitment to proactive fire prevention activities continues to result in reducing or eliminating fire losses.

Public Education

Public education is a necessity for our community, especially starting with our youth. The Willows Fire Department is proud of our public outreach and very much interested in providing this service; through station tours, school visits and other social events throughout the year. The Willows Fire Department has been providing the service since 1978, and through the years has enriched the program with many new ideas and tools.

One such tool has been the Glenn County fire safety house. The safety house has helped the program by allowing kids to get a realistic learning experience; by having a setting much like one at their own homes. It allows us to talk with the kids about fire safety in different areas of a home and allows the added feature of “fake” smoke; allowing us to show them how it may be with smoke in a room, and what to do in a real situation.

In 2018, the WFD expanded the public education effort to include “Stop the Bleed” Training. “Stop the Bleed” is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives, ultimately saving lives. The WFD conducts these trainings yearly for all school staff in the Willows school system, and for several ROP classes in cooperation with the Willows High School.

Public education is funded 100% by community donations. WFD holds an annual pancake breakfast the Saturday following National Fire Prevention week and all proceeds fund the fire prevention program.

If you would like to schedule an event, contact Engineer Monck via email at: nmonck@cityofwillows.org .

Wayne Peabody
Fire Chief

(530) 934-7041
(530) 934-7402
445 South Butte St.
Willows, CA 95988
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: Closed