Public Education

For more information about our public education programs, call 336-773-7900 or complete the online Public Education Request Form.


Sabrina Stowe is the Senior Community Educator for the Winston-Salem Fire Department. She coordinates many of their safety programs presented to churches, schools and community groups.

Among her program topics:

  • Having working smoke alarms
  • Having suppression canisters over a stovetop
  • Scheduling home safety checks to evaluate potential hazards that could put someone at risk 

Stowe was born and raised in the Twin City and now sees herself as an essential bridge between WSFD and the community.

"When I'm putting together a program, I'm thinking of the people who will receive it. I ask myself, 'How can I help the community that raised me?'" she reflects. "It's a rewarding feeling to know I can make their lives better."

"I actually never set out to work for the fire department," Stowe said. "Like most people, I only associated them (firefighters) with putting out fires and showing up for medical emergencies." But starting in November 2013, Stowe discovered the fire department does a whole lot more.


Kneeling firefighter conversing with physically challenged child in a wheelchair.We strive to protect our community family through educational efforts, both conventional and unconventional. Although we enjoy our contact with all of our customers, we especially treasure the time spent with children, recognizing the role we may play in their lives. Many children know "stop, drop and roll" by heart.

It is our hope that through our educational efforts, the effects of fire can be minimized for our customers.

For additional information on our public education programs, call 336-773-7900 or complete an online Public Educational Request Form.

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