Activities and Events

"Hear the Beep Where You Sleep!" - Fire Prevention Week 2015
“Hear the Beep Where You Sleep!” is the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) official theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-11, 2015

This year's campaign is designed to educate people about the importance of smoke alarms, smoke alarm recommendations and encourages everyone to take the steps necessary to update and maintain their home smoke alarm protection.

The Battalion Chief, Captains and Firefighter/Paramedics of University City will visit 11 schools, reaching about 2300 students during Fire Prevention Week. We educate K thru 5 on fire safety, calling 911, home escape plans, the importance of having working smoke detectors, proper use of extension cords, and general home safety.

Do you need a new or replacement smoke alarm in your home?
University City Fire Department places or replaces over 500 smoke alarms for University City residents each year. If you need assistance installing the smoke alarm or questions of where to place it in your home, the fire personnel are here to help. Call 505-8768 to make an appointment to have a smoke alarm dropped off at your home, installed in your home or to stop by the Engine House to pick one up.