Division of Fire

Mayor Jackson Swears-in 29 Fire Cadets to Public Safety Department

Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s efforts to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland continues with administering the oath of office to 29 fire cadets at this year’s 31st Cleveland Fire Cadet Class Graduation held in City Hall Council Chambers on Lakeside Avenue. The newly sworn-in cadets completed 19 weeks of rigorous and comprehensive training before graduation, which will fill vacancies created by retirements to ensure that staffing levels remain consistent with the needs of the Cleveland community.

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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