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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.

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.


Three Steps to Becoming Prepared

  1. Watch this short video by Ready √ and use the checklist
  2. Put together emergency plans  for home, work and school
  3. Become informed about the types of emergencies that could affect the Cleveland Area -brochure

Ready America's Instructional Video
(3 minutes) - Flash Format - 12Mb
WMV format - 10Mb   TXT format - 8Kb

Instructional Video in Spanish

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Downtown Evacuation Plan

The City of Cleveland has developed an Evacuation Plan to quickly move the vast majority of downtown residents, workforce and visitors in times of emergency. Downtown employers and establishments are urged to review the sample business evacuation included in the plan, as a guide for developing their own plans, as well as the brochure of frequently asked questions.  -brochure

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601 Lakeside Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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