Division of Fire

New Fire Station No. 36 Opens in the Mount Pleasant Community

Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by Councilmembers Zack Reed (Ward 2), Ken Johnson (Ward 4) and Michael Polensek (Ward8), Matt Zone (Ward 15) at a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the newly built Fire Station Number 36 in the Mount Pleasant community on East 131st Street in Cleveland. City of Cleveland’s Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, Division of Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, Chief of Police Calvin Williams and Commissioner of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) gave special remarks to welcome visitors, community leaders and city representatives to the celebration.

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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