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Community Services

Public service extends beyond responding to fire and medical emergencies. PUFD believes through effective fire prevention and public education programs, community interaction and campus involvement, lives truly can be saved.

Each year, the men and women of the Purdue University Fire Department provide community outreach in a variety of ways. To request a program, complete the Safety Program Online Form.

Community Outreach Programs 

  • Year-round free blood pressure screenings for the public

  • Organized tours of the fire station for children, adults and groups

  • Fire prevention and safety presentations for Purdue students, faculty and staff

  • First-aid safety lectures for Purdue students, faculty and staff

  • Fire extinguisher training for Purdue students, faculty and staff

  • Early childhood fire safety classes for Purdue child care facilities

  • Fire drills and life safety inspections

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation with automated external defibrillator (AED) and CPR training for faculty, staff and special groups

  • Stop The Bleed training and certification

  • Fire and life safety training for resident assistants (RAs)
  • Involvement in Boiler Gold Rush to educate freshmen on campus fire safety

  • Participation in the Tippecanoe County Fire Association

  • Participation in Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 4 events

  • CIT – Crisis Intervention Team

  • Shop with a Firefighter

  • Ongoing pre-fire planning for all Purdue University buildings

  • Emergency medical service coverage for all home football games, several Big Ten athletic sporting events, Elliott Music Hall events, Grand Prix and other special events

  • Assists students and faculty with research projects
  • Safe Place Program