Project Safe Place

In 2009 Collierville Fire & Rescue joined the Project Safe Place program by designating its five firehouses as safe locations for youth to go in a time of crisis.

Safe Places provide temporary shelter to young people in crisis. They are secure places where any young person in need can walk in and ask for help. The Youth Villages Runaway Shelter  (901-276-SAFE) is then contacted and within minutes a volunteer or staff counselor arrives to offer assistance. Each Safe Place puts distressed children and their families in touch with resources needed to stay safe and provide support and guidance to the family. Here in Collierville the designated Safe Place sites are area firehouses:

  • FH #1 : 128 N. Main Street 
  • FH #2 : 391 N. Byhalia Road
  • FH #3 : 1241 Peterson Lake Road
  • FH #4 : 2823 Houston Levee Road
  • FH #5 : 4280 S. Houston Levee Road

When asked to comment on their participation in the national project, Fire Chief Buddy Billings stated, "For years, neighborhood fire stations have been known as safe and friendly environments. Our firefighters serve as role models to many neighborhood children and we constantly encourage young individuals to be the best they can be. When young people find themselves in a crisis they often feel frightened, alone, and without options. Safe Place provides them an option where they can go to any firehouse and receive immediate safety and professional support."

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Collierville Fire Department:
 1251 Peterson Lake Road, Collierville, TN 38017 | (901) 457-2400 | Emergency: 9-1-1

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