WFFD seeking donations of money, labor & materials to restore fire safety trailer

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 3:06pm

The Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) is asking for the community’s help renovating and restoring a “Smoke Trailer” used to teach children important lessons about the dangers of fires, how to prevent them, and ways to escape a burning home.

Donations of money, labor, and materials are needed to renovate and upfit the trailer, so it functions as a mobile classroom.

Once the renovations are completed, the Smoke Trailer will be used at schools, camps, and community events to teach kids what to do if a fire breaks out at home. The unit will be specially equipped with appliances, smoke machines, and heaters that can create conditions mimicking the signs of danger.

“Fire education and prevention are cornerstones of our operations,” said Firefighter Glenn Ebron. “We’re excited to partner with our community to renovate the Smoke Trailer and make our mobile classroom a reality.”

Online donations are accepted at For more information, or to donate labor and/or materials, contact Ebron at 919-556-1966 or [email protected].

All contributors will be recognized on the exterior of the trailer and on the WFFD website.