A fundamental mission for the FDNY is to protect the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. This is done through many programs offered by the FDNY that focus on the City's most vulnerable populations, including children and senior citizens. Through the FDNY Fire Safety Education Program, members teach strategies that reduce fire deaths and injuries, while focusing on fire prevention. There are also programs such as the Juvenile Fire-Setters Intervention Program, that focus on preventive measures with children who are playing with fire or setting fires intentionally.
New York City also has two locations where the public can interact with FDNY educators the FDNY Fire Zone and New York City Fire Museum. The FDNY has a strong educational presence online where fire safety tips are shared at FDNY Smart.
There are also a number of Fire Safety Publications available online in various different languages. You can find a number of publications in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and more.