Division of Fire

City of Cleveland Division of Fire Awards Ceremony

Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by the Council President Kevin J. Kelley, Councilman Matt Zone (Ward 15); Michael McGrath, Department of Public Safety, Director; Angelo Calvillo, Division of Fire, Interim Chief; and other public safety and elected officials at a ceremony held in City Council Chambers to present awards to Cleveland firefighters for their dedication and service to the residents of the City of Cleveland. Firefighters who delivered exemplary service and have gone beyond the call of duty were presented with special awards. In addition, five citizens who have helped to strengthen their community were also recognized with the Citizens Awards.

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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