Division of Fire

Mayor's Night Out Against Crime Shines a Light on Neighborhood Safety

Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Night Out Against Crime was held August 7th in neighborhoods across the City of Cleveland to help shine a light on safety and give residents an opportunity to meet and greet City Safety officials. Activities included face painting, fingerprinting for children and much more. Representatives from city, county, parks and other municipalities showcased their vehicles and met with residents to talk about what they do. The family-friendly event also included live entertainment.


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: All are reminded to never leave a stove unattended, do not cook while sleepy or under medication, and 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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