Division of Fire

Cleveland Division of Fire Receives and Demonstrates New Fire Engine Capabilities

Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo briefed media and provided a demonstration of the capabilities and features of the newest Division of Fire apparatus for Cleveland’s Engine 6 in the Lee–Harvard neighborhood. “The safety of all Clevelanders and our first responders is our priority,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This new engine provides firefighters with a reliable vehicle to put out fires and save lives in this neighborhood. At the same time, its Chevron reflectors and LED lights keep our firefighters safer when they are responding to emergencies.” 


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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