Community Outreach

Dartmouth Fire District 3 is focused on building a strong relationship with the community. Our Community Outreach is one way for the Fire Department and citizens of the Town of Dartmouth to work together outside of the emergency setting.


•Fire Station Open House
•Station Tours
•Fire Prevention Events at Local Schools and Organizations
•S.A.F.E Education

Meet Our S.A.F.E Fire Safety Educator

Meet our S.A.F.E Educator, Anthony Poente Jr., a fifteen-year firefighter. Firefighter Poente has been teaching fire safety in Dartmouth for twelve years. In 2008, he officially became a public safety educator through Massachusetts Fire Academy training. Firefighter Poente visits Dartmouth schools and preschools annually to conduct fire safety presentations. By request, fire prevention classes are also held for home-care providers.

If your child attends a public elementary school in District 3, he or she would likely have met Firefighter Poente. Through the S.A.F.E program, Firefighter Poente conducts a yearly third-grade fire safety evaluation. The evaluation tests the retention of fire safety material from our fire safety program. The test results are analyzed and used by the MA Fire Academy to determine what our S.A.F.E educators need to focus on for upcoming fire safety presentations


What IS S.A.F.E

The Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) The program is a state initiative to provide resources to local fire departments to conduct fire and life safety education programs in grades K-12. The mission is to enable students to recognize the dangers of fire and, more specifically, the fire hazards tobacco products pose

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