Education is a fundamental part of keeping Concord Township a fire safe community. Fire Safety education is a team effort coordinated by a dedicated Fire Educator and implemented jointly by educators, inspectors and firefighters.
Hands on instructional classes can be tailored to all age levels and to businesses, religious and civic groups, school children, individuals and families. Public events, such as block parties for example, may include a visit by the firefighters with a fire engine and/or rescue squad (as available).
To schedule a general educational program or community event, please contact Ken Weidig, Fire Educator, (440) 350-1856 or via email at [email protected].
2019 National Fire Prevention Association Fire Prevention Week
Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape
In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.
Use the following resources to get started on your home safety planning:
Prevention Services and Programs
Help us find you! Having your house numbers visible from the street will allow firefighters to respond faster to your call for assistance. Reflective green address signs are available from Concord Firefighters Local 3329. Please send completed Address Sign Order Form and payments to Concord FF Local 3329, 11600 Concord-Hambden Road, Concord Township OH 44077. You will be contacted when your sign is ready for pick up.
Child Safety Seat Installations
Certified car seat technicians are available to assist you with proper child safety seat installation. An appointment is required for all car safety seat installations to allow adequate time to assist and answer questions. Please call (440) 354-7504 (Station 1) on the day you would like your seat installed and a time will be scheduled for that day, provided a car seat technician is on duty. For additional safety seat information please visit the National Highway Transportation Safety Association website.
CPR /First Aid
According to the American Heart Association, each year over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.
American Heart Association Hands-only CPR AED and First Aid for non- healthcare providers’ classes may be scheduled upon request. For questions or to schedule a group CPR class, please contact: Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Biddell (440) 354-7504 or [email protected].
When fire strikes, the #1 priority is to get out safely. Portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out small, contained fires, but the extinguisher must be the right type and must be used properly.
Concord’s fire educator is available to provide information on purchasing the right type of fire extinguisher, where to put the fire extinguisher in your home, how to operate a fire extinguisher and hands on practice with a fire extinguisher simulator. Classes are available for residents and business; please contact Fire Educator Ken Weidig (440) 350-1856 or [email protected] for further information or to schedule a class.
When emergencies strike, help is only a call away. However, for those who live by themselves or who have special mobility issues, what happens when they can’t get to the door to let first responders in? A lock box may be able to assist. A lock box is a small metal box attached to an entry door (or other location near an entryway) which holds a key to the door. Only the fire department has the access key to a lock box – this allows the fire department to enter a structure in case of an emergency without causing damage
A residential lock box rental program is available for residents of Concord Township who may be ill, disabled or incapacitated, for example, and who usually do not have someone within their residence who could open the door to responders. The lock box program involves the installation of a rapid access system (key box) for use by emergency workers. This is a courtesy service provided by the department and does not guarantee access to or permanent availability of this program. This program is NOT for commercial use.
By taking a couple minutes to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and testing them monthly, you could save your life and the lives of your family. Smoke alarms, when properly installed and maintained, provide early warning when fire occurs. One smoke alarm in a home doubles a person’s chance of escaping a fire. For the greatest protection, install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and inside each sleeping area. Also, develop an escape plan that every member of the family is familiar with if the fire alarm does sound. Test smoke alarms at least once each month to ensure that they are working properly. Vacuum the dust from inside the alarm at least once every year. Batteries in battery-operated alarms should be changed twice a year or whenever an alarm chirps to signal low battery power. Never borrow a smoke alarm’s battery for another use. A disabled alarm cannot save your life. In addition, smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years or according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
The Concord Twp Fire Dept. offers our senior citizens, handicapped and low income residents free inspection of their smoke alarms twice a year. If you meet these criteria and would like to enroll in this program, please contact Fire Station #1 at (440) 354-7504 or send your name, address and a contact phone number to: [email protected].