Fire Prevention and Safety

Smoke Detector Program Fire Prevention and Education
Fire Safety Education (Speakers) Arson Unit
Juvenile Fire Setters Program Senior Power Program
Public Information Officer Campus Firewatch

Smoke Detector Program

216.361.5535 - American Red Cross, Cleveland - Operation Save-A-Life Webpage

The Cleveland Division of Fire participates in the American Red Cross Operation Save-A-Life, which provides free smoke alarms, batteries, and installation. All elderly and low income Cleveland residents of Cleveland qualify for this no-cost program.

Fire Public Education Unit (Speaker's Bureau)

216.664.6386 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6816 - 1645 Superior Ave.

Cleveland firefighters provide fire education speakers for schools, day care centers, senior centers, and employers and also appear at career days. In addition, firefighters with fire apparatus, including engines, hook & ladders and the Smoke House make appearances at community and school events. The 32 foot Smoke House is a mobile version of a home which uses non-toxic smoke and an alarm system to teach children how to escape a home fire.

Juvenile Fire Setters Program

216.664.6386 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

The Division of Fire's Bureau of Public Education works directly with the public, teaching fire prevention and safety. The Bureau's Juvenile Fire Setters Program teaches and provides counsel to Cleveland youth who have incidences of setting fires- no matter how small.

Public Information Officer, Division of Fire

216.664.6626 or 216.857.4477 - Available at all times

The Division of Fire’s Public Information Officer (PIO) responds to all major fires, emergencies and other high profile incidents to provide information to the media and public. This officer is available to speak to groups or classes on fire safety, fire prevention and the Juvenile Fire Setters Program.

Fire Prevention Bureau/Code Enforcement

216.664.6664 - Fax: 216.664.6681 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for building inspections (not including one and two-family dwellings); reviewing permit applications for hazardous substances and fire protection systems; reviewing plans for new construction and building renovation; ensuring safety at public assemblies and enforcing local, state and federal laws pertaining to fire and life safety. In addition, the FPB is responsible for ensuring that hazardous material spills are cleaned up in accordance with environmental laws.

Arson Unit

216.664.6380 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 1300 Ontario Ave., 44113

Penalties are enforced for those who commit arson, and in Cleveland parents may be held liable for acts committed by their children. Those wanting to provide information about arson and those seeking investigation of suspected arson, are urged to call the Cleveland Fire Department Arson Unit. All calls are kept confidential, and rewards may apply for some information.

Senior Power Program

216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

This is designed to increase knowledge and awareness among older persons in the areas of crime prevention, fire hazards, emergency services and programs for the elderly. It is a collaborative program presented by the Divisions of Police, EMS,and Fire; and the Departments of Aging and Consumer Affairs.