The Fire Department is responsible for the fire fighting and rescue operations. The department operates 3 firehouses with a minimum staffing of 16 per day.
This staffing allows the department to operate 3 pieces of fire fighting apparatus and 3 Advanced Life Support ambulances 24 hours a day.
Facts about home heating fires
- From 2010-2012, an average of 45,200 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year. These fires caused an annual average of approximately 155 deaths, 625 injuries and $351 million in property loss.
- Heating was the second leading cause of home fires after cooking.
- Home heating fires peaked in the early evening hours between 5 and 9 p.m. with the highest peak between 6 and 8 p.m. This four-hour period accounted for 30 percent of all home heating fires.
- Home heating fires peaked in January (21 percent) and declined to the lowest point from June to August.
- Confined fires — fires confined to chimneys, flues or fuel burners — accounted for 84 percent of home heating fires.
- Twenty-nine percent of the nonconfined home heating fires — fires that spread past the object of origin — happened because the heat source (like a space heater or fire place) was too close to things that can burn.
Source: Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2010-2012) PDF 623 KB
Christopher L. Haddock
Voice: (216) 289-8401
Fax: (216) 289-8419
Fire Station #1 (216) 289-8415
775 East 222nd Street
Fire Station #2 (216) 289-8416
1500 Chardon Road
Fire Station #3 (216) 289-8417
25970 Lakeshore Blvd.
Fire Prevention Bureau (216) 289-8425
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