Division of Fire

Mayor Swears-in New Fire Arson Investigator

Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by the City of Cleveland Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo and other public safety officials to congratulate and swear-in Brian T. Kenney, as the City’s newest Arson Investigator for the Division of Fire. Mayor Jackson administered the oath of office to Mr. Kenney at Cleveland City Hall in the Mayor’s Red Room. In addition, family members, friends and colleagues were also in attendance for this momentous occasion.

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.

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.

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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