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Senior Safety Academy

For older adults 55 and older and for residents and friends of the Drexel Heights Fire District!

The academy meets for two sessions and each session is 4 hours.

To start the program off, participants will take a tour of a station.  Currently - Due to COVID there will not be Station Tours.

Participants will learn about the services DHFD has been providing since 1954.

Throughout the program, participants will also learn the latest in fire safety techniques (including using a fire extinguisher), fall prevention and balance assessments and community programs available to seniors. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony!

Drexel Heights Training Classroom at the Prince Administration Center, located at 5950 S. Cardinal.

Sessions are offered in the winter months, typically in January and February.


  • Meet the local emergency responders.
  • Learn safety information specifically related to seniors.
  • Receive FREE safety supplies.


Senior Safety Academy 1
Senior Safety Academy 2
Senior Safety Academy 3