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29th Cleveland Fire and EMS Academy Cadet Class Graduation

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by City Council President Kevin Kelly, Public Safety Director Michael McGrath, Chief of Fire Patrick Kelly and other city officials as he administered the Oath of Office to 39 recruits at the 29th Cleveland Fire and EMS Academy Cadet Class Graduation held in Cleveland City Hall Council Chambers. Press Release . More Pictures >>

Summer Safety Tips From the Division of Fire

For Neighborhoods: Residents are asked to keep an eye out for groups of people hanging around vacant houses where there have been boards ripped off or doors kicked in. Those conducting "urban mining" may be stealing pipes, and if there is a strong gas smell in the area the Division of Fire should be called at 911. If there is suspicious activity, the Police should be called.

Hydrants: Residents should not open hydrants in the summer because they can be damaged. It also creates a safety hazard for children who may fall or not pay attention to street traffic.

Grill Safety: The Division of Fire reminds residents that grilling on porches can be dangerous and it's safer to refrain from alcohol while cooking. Also, kids should stay at least three feet away from a grill during play time. -More

Kitchen Safety: The #1 rule is to never leave a stove unattended. All are reminded not to cook while sleepy or under medication, and to never let children cook unsupervised. -More

Smoke Alarms: Residents are asked to check smoke alarms and change batteries when necessary, practice an escape plan, and have a pre-planned meeting place in the event of a fire. Assistance is available from the Red Cross Operation Save-A-Life Program (216.361.5535). -More

Car and Bike Safety: Seat belts and helmets should be worn at all times.

Water Safety: Swimming while alone or when under the influence of alcohol is dangerous. Park visitors are cautioned about parking too close to a cliff and reminded to always make sure the car is in park before exiting the vehicle.

Fire Safety is the responsibility of all residents. Further information is available at the Fire Public Education Unit (216.664.6386) or from Fire Headquarters (216.664.6800)

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State Farm Insurance: Donation for New Fire Safety House

State Farm Insurance: Donation for New Fire Safety House
The Division of Fire received $45,000 from State Farm Insurance Company which will be used to purchase a new Fire Safety House to teach children and adults how to plan and practice escaping from a fire.   more

Division of Fire
Patrick Kelly
Chief of Fire
1645 Superior Ave., E. 
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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To serve the City of Cleveland with the highest degree of quality and professionalism through a proactive commitment to prevent and mitigate emergency situations where life and property are at risk.

-Cleveland Division of Fire