Division of Fire

Mayor Jackson Administers the Oath of Office to Promote Five Firefighters

Mayor Frank G. Jackson promoted five firefighters to new supervisory positions in the Cleveland Division of Fire. Assistant Director of Public Safety Timothy Hennessy, Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo, City Council Safety Chair Matt Zone and other public safety officials were in attendance. One firefighter was promoted to the rank of captain and four to lieutenant. “Through many years of service, these firefighters have demonstrated their commitment to providing Cleveland residents with the quality service that they deserve,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “As they take on new leadership responsibilities it is this same commitment to service that will have the greatest positive impact to influence lives and change communities.”

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 Division of Fire reminds everyone to never leave a stove unattended, avoid cooking 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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