Education is a fundamental part of keeping Concord Township a fire safe community.
We offer hands on instructional classes which can be tailored to all age levels. Classes are available for 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 Fire Prevention at (440) 350-1856 or email Inspector Doug Rought at [email protected].
Not sure where to turn for assistance? We have put together a Resident Resource Guide, geared toward our senior residents, to help find answers. You may pick up a copy the next time you visit the Community Center or Town Hall.
2023 Fire Prevention Week
“Cooking safety starts with YOU.
Pay attention to fire prevention”
Concord Township Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association®- the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW) for more than 100 years – to promote this year’s FPW campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention™”
Throughout the months of September and October, our firefighters will reach out to over 1,300 children in day cares, preschools, kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2. Along with information on cooking safety, our programs will touch on home escape planning, smoke alarms and personal fire safety such as stop drop and roll. We will introduce a firefighter in full turn out gear and tour our engines and ambulances. Please ask your children about their visits by our firefighters and review the safety materials they bring home.
Visit the National Fire Prevention Association’s website for additional educational resources for children: https://sparky.org/
- Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
- Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
- If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
- Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.
Safety considerations for cooking with oil
- Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.
- Keep an eye on what you fry. If you see wisps of smoke or the oil smells, immediately turn off the burner and/or carefully remove the pan from the burner. Smoke is a danger sign that the oil is too hot.
- Heat the oil slowly to the temperature you need for frying or sautéing.
- Add food gently to the pot or pan so the oil does not splatter.
If you have a cooking fire
Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
- Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires.
- Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop.
- Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. Do not remove the cover because the fire could start again.
- For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
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.
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 Doug Rought at 440-350-1856 or via email [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.
For more information and a box application: Lock Box Rental Program or contact Inspector Doug Rought (440) 350-1856 or via email [email protected].