When most individuals consider October, the autumn classics come to thoughts.
Radiant leaves, crisp mornings and Friday evening lights are a couple of. In the world of public security, October is synonymous with Fire Prevention Month. In Grandview Heights, we’ve a fire division that goes above and past in its prevention efforts.
We have learn or watched the information of deadly or devastating fires, destroying property and in some circumstances tragically claiming lives.
Chief Greg Eisenacher and his workers use many avenues to educate on how to hold our houses, companies and family members protected. The fire division has a full-time fire marshal devoted to inspecting and imposing the fire code.
In addition, he conducts inspections of houses prior to adoption, companies yearly and on new business development. Enforcement of the fire code even occurs within the planning course of for our group occasions to guarantee everybody’s security. From residential to business, our fire division offers service to anybody who’s in want or has questions. If you’re a enterprise proprietor and haven’t had the chance to join with our division to study annual inspections and preventive measures, I encourage you to name (614) 488-5904 or submit a request by means of our 311 system.
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We are lucky to have a group supporting us in our education efforts. Earlier this 12 months, the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation awarded the fire division a grant to buy an inflatable home full with small rooms and coordinating security details. This changed an outdated and tough setup with a conveyable construction that simply can journey to occasions and our faculties.
Public education on fire security is necessary at all ages however offering a basis for our youth is important. Every October, our workers teaches college students in kindergarten by means of fifth grade concerning the fundamental components of fire security and what to do within the occasion of an emergency.
Our long-standing partnership with Grandview Heights Schools offers a possibility to work with each little one and attain as many households as attainable. In addition to fire security curriculum, workers has carried out CPR and babysitting programs totaling greater than 65 hours of licensed instruction in 2022.
Education is all the time our first step, however we all know emergencies occur. The fire division is ready to reply if you happen to’re in that state of affairs. As we head towards the autumn time change, guarantee your smoke detectors have new batteries. If you want help putting in a brand new smoke detector or altering the batteries, please name the fire division at (614) 488-5904 and we’ll arrange an appointment to assist you.
If a fire does begin in your residence, evacuate everybody out, meet at a delegated location and dial 911.
Greta Kearns is the mayor of Grandview Heights.