Kernersville Fire Rescue Department’s mission includes preventing harm in our community. We have programs and services intended to help meet that goal. The department offers a wide variety of safety programs to schools, churches, businesses and civic groups.

These programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the target audience. To schedule a safety program, use our online form or contact the department’s business office at (336) 996-4885.


Educational Programs

Fire Extinguisher Training

Would you know how to use a fire extinguisher if you needed to? Do you know if you had the right kind of extinguisher, if you don’t, the problem could get worse. Are you comfortable with using an extinguisher?

If you answered no to any of these questions, this program is for you. The fire extinguisher training program is designed to give you the needed general knowledge about fires and fire extinguishers.

The program has two different sections:

  • The online “classroom” portion
  • The hands-on training

Some of the topics that are covered during the training are:

  • Fire Classifications
  • Types of Fire Extinguishers
  • General Rules for Use of Extinguisher
  • “Hands-On” Live Fire Training

This program can be presented to age groups from 12 and up. We can come to your location or we can host it at the fire station.

S.A.F.F.E. (Senior Adult Fall and Fire Education) Program

The Kernersville Fire Rescue Department hopes to improve the health and safety of older adults in our community by educating the public on ways to reduce falls and prevent injuries. Our free program can be scheduled for senior living communities, churches, volunteer organizations, etc. Some of the topics that are covered during the S.A.F.F.E training are:

  • Kitchen/Cooking Safety
  • Fire prevention
  • Fall prevention
  • Oxygen safety
  • EDITH (Exit Drills In The Home)
  • Smoke alarm checks/installation
  • Fire extinguisher education

Juvenile Fire Intervention

Fire curiosity is a normal part of life but often this curiosity gets out of control. The purpose of this program is to educate at risk juveniles on the dangers of fire and the consequences that could occur. This program is available for individual or group presentations as we strive to significantly reduce the number of intentionally set fires that juveniles are responsible for.

General Fire Safety

Do you know when to check the batteries in your smoke detectors? Do you have an escape plan for your home? Do you practice your escape plan? Do you know what to do if your clothes catch fire? If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, then this class is for you. Learn about common fire hazards and ways to keep your home safe from fire.

Fire Station Tours

We are always happy to have groups tour our stations to learn more about our department’s facilities, equipment and services.

Disaster Preparedness

Designed to help families prepare for natural and man-made disasters by explaining what to expect, what to do before help arrives, what supplies are needed and how/where to seek shelter.

Public Safety Services

Smoke Alarms

The Kernersville Fire Rescue Department will assist in changing batteries and installing smoke alarms for residents of the Town of Kernersville that meet these requirements:

  1. You are a resident of the Town of Kernersville, NC.
  2. You are a homeowner and living in that home (not rental property)  NOTE: If you live in an apartment building or in rental home it is the responsibility, (by state law) of the landlord to provide smoke alarms. North Carolina General Statute 42-42 governs the installation of smoke alarms in residential rental properties.
  3. Deaf or Hard of Hearing residents may request a DHH alarm unit from the fire department. These units are available to any deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) resident over the age of four regardless of whether their home is owned or rented.
  4. You do not have a working smoke alarm or you can not afford to purchase smoke alarms. NOTE: The department may be able to provide smoke alarms at no cost to residents that can’t afford to purchase them.

Smoke Alarm Assistance Form

Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Child Safety Seat Inspection program assists parents, grandparents and other guardians of small children in the correct installation and maintenance of car and booster seats.

Child Safety Seat Check Request Form

Forsyth CARES

A new tool where you can provide information to help first responders know the right steps to take if they’re responding to a call that involves you or someone you love.