Division of Fire

Fire Prevention & Safety

Smoke Detector Program

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

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 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, hooks & ladders, and the Smoke House make appearances at community and school events. The 32- foot Smoke House is a mobile version of a home that uses non-toxic smoke and an alarm system to teach children how to escape a home fire.

To request a presentation from the Cleveland Division of Fire at your school or organization, call 216.664.6386.

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.

To sign up for the program, call 216.664.6386. 

Arson Unit

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

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

Senior Power Program

216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Senior Safety & Resource Guide

This program 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.

For more information about the program, call 216.664.2833.