Division of Fire

Firefighter Promotions

The City of Cleveland promoted 26 firefighters to new supervisory positions in the Division of Fire. Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo, City Council Safety Chair Matt Zone and other public safety officials were in attendance. Twenty firefighters were promoted to lieutenant and six were promoted to captain. 

“These firefighters have proved themselves through their long careers and various achievements,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “In their new leadership capacity they will continue to provide quality services to the residents of Cleveland.”

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: All are reminded to never leave a stove unattended, do not cook while sleepy or under medication, and 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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