Public Education/Community Outreach

Prevention Education Information Division

Our Prevention Education Information Division can provide educational information for home owners associations, civic groups, and service organizations. Graham Fire & Rescue's participation in community events is coordinated through the Prevention Education Division.

Please contact us for additional information on services provided. Our Prevention Education Officer is Myra Merdian. She can be reached by calling our main line at 253-847-8811 or directly at 253-548-2514. She spends most of her time working on community events and outreach projects, so if she is unavailable, please leave a message and she'll get back to you as soon as she can.

Like a good neighbor...

We may not be a highly-recognizable insurance company with a clever little jingle, but Graham Fire & Rescue will be there for you just the same. We are dedicated to helping to increase neighborhood safety and awareness. We offer several education and safety classes to do just that. Our safety and awareness classes are coordinated through and facilitated by our Prevention Education Division. Click on the name of the program below to see details.

CPR & First Aid Classes

Graham Fire & Rescue has partnered with Cascade Healthcare Services to provide quality First Aid and CPR classes.

Training options available are:
  • Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED
  • Heartsaver CPR & AED
  • Heartsaver First Aid
Please visit Cascade Healthcare Services for registration information.

To check for the date of the next class, check out our Calendar of Events.

Safe Sitter

SAFE SITTER IS A MEDICALLY ACCURATE PROGRAM that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 years how to handle emergencies when caring for children.

This 8-hour class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.

Cost:  $35 per student.

Class Includes:
  • Student Manual
  • Course Completion Card
  • Messenger Bag
  • Flashlight
  • Safe Sitter Introduction Cards
  • Important Numbers Post-Its Pad
  • Band-Aid Dispenser

Class Location:
Graham Fire & Rescue Station 94 (Headquarters)
23014 70th Ave E, Graham, WA 98338

Class Schedule (choose one class option from below)
  • February: First Saturday of the month
  • May: First Saturday of the month
  • September: Second Saturday of the month
  • November: First Saturday of the month
  • ** Dates are subject to change. Please confirm date of class when calling to register. **
  • Classes fill up quickly, please register well in advance to secure your attendance. Unless otherwise specified, registrations and fees will not be accepted any later than 4PM on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled class. For example, registration for a class scheduled February 6th must be turned in and paid for by February 3rd.
Students Need To:
  • Read and sign the student contract;
  • Dress comfortably;
  • Bring a sack lunch;
  • Be prepared to learn and have fun!

To register, please complete the Student Contract and Student Registration Form and submit them with payment to our Headquarters Station 94 in Graham located at 23014 70th Ave E, Graham, WA 98338. Fee is due at the time of registration. We accept credit⁄debit cards, cashier checks, or personal checks.

For more information, you can contact us via email, call Jina at 253-548-2520, or Myra at 253-548-2514.

Cancellation Policy: Three day notice of cancellation required for refund of registration fee. A full refund will be given for registration fees paid by check or cash. Registration fees paid by credit/debit will be refunded less the transaction fee we incurred at the original time of purchase.

Disaster Preparedness Classes

Personal Preparedness
Students of this class will learn of the most common disaster threats in their area as well as steps to prepare for those disasters. Topics include securing items in the home, building a three-day supplies kit and protecting yourself from injury during disasters.

All Hazards Preparedness
Designed for schools, pre-schools, day care facilities, civic groups and churches, this program includes information on personal and family preparedness.

Instructors for the preparedness classes are certified by FEMA and the State Department of Emergency Management.

For more information, please call Myra at 253-548-2514.

Smoke Alarms

We provide FREE smoke alarms for residents of our district. Department personnel will ask you to sign a release as they install the smoke alarm at no charge. Smoke alarms for the hearing impaired are also available upon request. Citizens that rent are also protected by the Landlord Tenant Act for fire and life safety issues.

Please remember that along with your working smoke alarm, it is critical that you have and practice a home escape plan. This plan should include 2 ways out of every room, the testing of smoke alarms monthly, and a safe family meeting place. The meeting place needs to be outside, away from the building. (Example: mailbox or neighbor's home). Make your 911 call from a phone outside the building that is involved in the emergency.

Working smoke alarms and a practiced escape plans are vital for your safety. A working smoke alarm increases your chances of surviving a fire in your home by 50%. If you have smoke alarm problems of any kind, please contact us for assistance. We will sleep better at night knowing you are safer.

Juvenile Fire Setter Program:

This program is designed for intervention for youths that have demonstrated fire-setting tendencies. Please contact Myra at 253-548-2514 for immediate help.

PreSchool Programs

We advocate the "Play Safe! Be Safe!" program. This program is available for a 2-week check out through the Education Prevention Information Division. It is best suited for home daycares as it is tailored to a smaller sized group.

If you wish to purchase a kit for your continual use, it is quite easy: simply print the Play Safe! Be Safe! order form, fill it out, and mail it along with your $12 payment to:

Play Safe! Be Safe!
One Grove St. Suite 235
Pittsford, NY 14534

For more information, visit their website at

Station Tours

We are happy to discuss the availability of station visits and tours with a simple phone call to the Prevention Education Information Division. Please provide 2 weeks advance notice when selecting a date for your visit and have a second date choice ready in case your first choice is already filled. This will provide us the time we need to make your visit a memorable one. Groups must be under 20 children, 3 years of age and up with adequate chaperones of 1 adult per 5 children. For more information and scheduling, please visit our Contact page to request a tour by email, or call Myra at 253-548-2514.

Safety, Safety, Safety

To help promote bicycle safety, we have bike and multi-sport helmets available for sale.

Bike helmets are $7 and multi-sport helmets used for roller-blading, scooters, skate boarding, quad-skating, etc. are $10.

Helmets are custom fit and the wearer must be present for fitting.

If you'd like to learn more about our helmets or would like to purchase one, please call 253-847-8811 or visit our headquarters station at
23014 70th Ave E
Graham, WA 98338

Our headquarters is open for visitors Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Novelty Lighters

Novelty lighters are still legal in most states. In 2008, Maine became the first state to ban novelty lighters. Today, there are 22 states in which novelty lighters are illegal, or where legislation to prevent their sale is pending. These states include AR, DE, HI, IL, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, UT, VA, WA, and WI.

Despite the movement's growing support, novelty lighters are still legal in most states, and the issue has stalled altogether at the federal level. In 2009, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden introduced legistlation to ban the sale of novelty lighters throughout the country, but the bill has since expired.

Click the image above to view a brief public service announcement regarding novelty lighters and their dangers.

Pills or Candy?

Visit http://pillsvscandy.comDo you like M&M's? How about Skittles or Mike & Ikes? Have you ever thought you were going to chow down on one and end up with the other, getting sour when you expected sweet or vice versa? What if it wasn't a Skittle instead of an M&M, but something far worse, like medicine for blood pressure? Many medications out there can be very easily mistaken for candy, even for adults. Click on the image to the right to try, a simple game to see if you can tell the difference. You'd be surprised at the results.

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