SYLVANIA FIRE DEPARTMENT - PUBLIC PROGRAMS
The Sylvania Township Fire Department is involved with delivery of fire safety education in many different programs.
Safety City/Town – This is an annual event for children who will be entering Kindergarten. The event teaches children about fire safety and general safety topics. The fire department has a day where we teach the children about fire safety. The topics covered are Stop, Drop and Roll (one technique used if a person’s clothes catch on fire), making a fire escape plan for your home and information on what to do in the event a child is trapped in a burning building. Last, but not least, that firefighters are your friend in an emergency situation and that children should not hide from firefighters or be afraid because the firefighter is wearing protective clothing or self-contained breathing apparatus.
Sylvania Safety City, sponsored by the City of Sylvania Police Department is June 10 -14, 2013 at Maplewood Elementary, 6769 Maplewood Ave. Sylvania Ohio. Please click HERE to link to the City of Sylvania Police Department Safety City information page and the registration form.
Sylvania Safety Town, sponsored by the Sylvania Township Police Department is June 17 - 21, 2013 at Central Trail Elementary School, 4321 Mitchaw Rd. Sylvania, Ohio. Please click HERE to link to the Sylvania Township Police Department Safety Town information page and the registration form.
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Fire Safety Talks in Schools - We provide many fire safety talks in Sylvania area schools. Firefighters are requested to come to classrooms and talk on a variety of fire safety topics. This usually ends with a quick tour of the fire truck and a brief discussion on some of the tools and equipment that are carried on the vehicle.
Fire Station Tours – Some groups prefer to come to the fire stations for safety talks. These talks would then include a tour of the fire station and a brief description of the duties of a firefighter and their work schedule. Station tours are also available to the general public.
The Great Escape and Coloring Contest – Every year the fire department co-sponsors these two programs during Fire Prevention Week. Children in elementary grades are asked to create a home escape plan for their home or color a fire safety related picture.
Fire Extinguisher Training – The department helps teach individuals and business employees on the proper use of fire extinguishers. Information is given on the different types of fires and the proper extinguisher to use on each. Training usually ends with a hands-on exercise using an extinguisher.
How can individual or group schedule a fire safety talk or station tour?
Either event can be scheduled through the fire department administrative office. You will need to call ahead to assure availability. We need the name of the group, organization or individual, the date and time requested, the type of event and approximately how many people will be attending.
Contact the fire department administration office to schedule any event or training program, Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at (419) 882-7676 or email us at PR@sylvaniatownshipfire.com