Fire Prevention

The work of the Harrison Township Fire Prevention Bureau is motivated by the principle that preventing a fire is easier than suppressing one. We employ numerous strategies to accomplish the department's prevention goals.

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Kevin Monroe, Fire Prevention Officer

Inspections

Every business in Harrison Township is regularly inspected for compliance with the fire code. Inspections are made by certified firefighters, and our policy is to work with the business owner to correct violations.

Public Education Programs

The Harrison Township Fire Department provides fire safety programs in our schools and to any groups, located in the Township, that request a presentation. We offer programs to suit all ages and individual needs. Some of the topics include:

  • Matches and Lighters
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Escape Plans
  • Crawl Low, Under Smoke
  • Stop, Drop and Roll
  • Holiday Safety
  • Christmas Trees
  • Home and Business Fire Extinguishers
  • Holiday Kitchen Safety
  • Vehicles — Protecting Your Home and Yourself

To schedule a program, please contact us and let us know the type of program you are requesting, the age of the audience, the number of people anticipated and the preferred date and time. Please call the department’s administrative office at (937) 274-4351, Monday - Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Appearances at Special Events

The fire-safety message is brought to hundreds of people every year through special appearances of fire department personnel — along with Sparky the Dog — at neighborhood picnics, block parties and community events. We’re also happy to display a fire engine, ambulance or “smoke house” at your event. Please call the administrative office at (937) 274-4351 at least three weeks in advance to schedule.

 

Video

Stopping A Kitchen Oil Fire

Documents

Fire Fighter Phil
Cooking Safety
Home Heating Safety
Lightning Safety

Resource Links

Children and Fire
Emergency Preparedness
Fire Extinguishers
American Red Cross, Free Smoke Detectors