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Character Program

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Monterey County Regional Fire District started the Characters Program in 2003 to educate our youth about life safety and fire prevention.

Our Characters Program is composed of firefighters who have a knack for demonstrating fire and life safety with an effective and zany approach, using props and costumes, appealing to “kids” of all ages. Our motivation is based on our experience in caring for sick and injured children in often tragic situations, recognizing that the worst accident is the one that could have been prevented with a little education.

Monterey County Regional Fire District’s Characters Program educates children through the use of entertaining and interactive characterization. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Two ways out
  • Stop, drop & roll
  • 9-1-1
  • Holiday safety tips

The Characters Program works with schools within our fire district and participates in children’s safety fairs throughout Monterey County. If you would like any information on our Characters Program, you may contact:

FF Rick Cathey -