FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Our Fire Safety Educators provide a multitude of programs to meet the fire safety educational needs of any and all Ohioans. Recipients include Health Care Facilities, Hospitals, MRDD Facilities, Schools (elementary, middle, high, vocational, and college level), Business, Industries, and Civic Groups. The Bureau also provides various Ohio Fire Academy and Outreach instruction for fire fighters throughout Ohio.
Fire Safety Educators address Ohio’s Juvenile Firesetter problem with individualized, age appropriate intervention. Education is also provided to Fire Departments that want to implement a Juvenile Firesetter program in their respective jurisdictions.
Fire safety training is provided free of charge and can be customized to meet the individual needs of the requestor. A listing of the most common programs can be found here. Click here to see a district map and contact information for a Fire Safety Educator in your area.
Smoke DOG Awards (Smoke Detectors on Guard):Awards given in conjunction with fire departments honoring citizens who have escaped and survived a fire situation because they have responsibly installed and maintained smoke detectors in their homes. Fire Department nomination is required. More Information.
Fire Safety Poster Contest: Running in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, each year, Ohio’s elementary school children are able to submit their original artwork, illustrating a positive fire safety message.Encouraging Ohio Elementary Schools to work with their local fire department, each are contacted in September with all relevant contest information. This year's winning posters can be viewed here.
Public Safety Vehicle Decals: Issuance of Public Safety Vehicle Decals (in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety) to Volunteer Fire Departments to enable their members to use their personal vehicles as legally recognized public safety vehicles. More Information
OFIRS: (Ohio Fire Incident Reporting System) We receive the mandatory electronically submitted Ohio Fire Incident Reports from each of Ohio’s 1,219 Fire Departments (ORC 3737.24). Reports are subsequently uploaded to NFIRS (National Fire Incident Reporting System) and relevant Ohio statistics are derived and from this reporting. More Information