Public Education Programs And Services

The Forest Park Fire Department offers many programs to residents and businesses in the City of Forest Park.  Many of these programs focus on safety, education and other points of interest.  Below are some of the programs we offer.  All activities are scheduled by appointment and we encourage you to plan ahead when scheduling a service to ensure your needs are fully met.  For more information, or to schedule a public education program, please call 513-595-5291 or email us at jermaineh@forestpark.org

Fire Prevention
The Division of the State Fire Marshal has compiled some helpful information on simple fire prevention.  They discuss topics like "Preventing Kitchen Fires", "Smoke Alarms", "Escape Planning", and more with helpful short videos.  Click here to visit the article on ohio.gov.  Please note that this is an external site with no affiliation to the City of Forest Park.  While we are happy to answer any questions you have related to fire prevention and safety, questions about this article in particular should be directed to the office of the State Fire Marshal.


CPR/First Aid
CPR
We offer multiple courses in CPR, AED and First Aid.  Pre-registration and payment is required.  Completion cards are issued following the successful completion of the course(s).  CPR classes follow the ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) curriculum.  We also offer classes at your location.  Click here to request a CPR Class.


 
Fire Station ToursTour
 Station tours include viewing fire apparatus and equipment, as well as talking to firefighters about their job and learning important fire safety tips. Fire stations remain "in-service" during tours. Fire companies may need to respond to emergencies at any time. If they do, it will be necessary for the tour to end and your group to exit the station.  Please complete a Fire Station Tour Request if you would like to schedule a tour.



 
Visits to Schools and BusinessesSchool Visit
Schools and community groups may request a visit at your location. A parking area must be provided where the fire engine/truck can get in and out quickly in the event they may need to respond to an emergency. Please complete a Visit Request form if you would like to schedule a visit.


 

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Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire extinguisher training is available to educate and train the public on how to properly use a fire extinguisher.  The training generally includes live demonstrations allowing  every individual practical hands on experience.  Please submit a Fire Extinquisher Training Request if you are interested.
 
 

Car Seat
Car Seat Checks and Installation
 Let our certified Car Seat Technicians inspect and/or install your child car seat.  Please keep in mind that our Technicians are on-duty firefighters and may be called out on an emergency call. In some cases, they may not be able to meet your scheduled time. Click here to request a car seat installation.
 



Smoke Alarm Installation
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If you need assistance with a smoke alarm installation, please contact us to schedule an appointment, or complete a Smoke Detector Installation Request form.  Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are properly installed and functioning.  It is recommended that you install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home and inside every bedroom.  Battery-operated alarms should be tested once a month to ensure they are working.  Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm once a year.  If an alarm “chirps” to indicate a low battery – change it.  Replace your smoke alarms every ten years.  If you do not know how old your smoke alarm is, or if it is ten years or older, replace it as soon as possible.
 
A ten-year lithium battery smoke alarm does not need to have its battery changed.  Replace smoke alarms that use extended-life, lithium batteries when the alarm “chirps” or fails to respond to periodic testing.  The batteries in these units cannot be replaced.