Sidney Fire and Rescue
222 W. Poplar St, Sidney OH 45365
One of the major initiatives of the Fire Prevention
The goal of Division personnel continues to be enforcement through education. After inspections, a list of violations are issued, most with subsequent compliance.
Another program within the Prevention Division is the Juvenile Fire Setters Program. This program is operated with specific guidelines for admission into the program. Children who have been involved in starting fires or display abnormal fascination with fire are referred to the program. This is a nationally-recognized counseling program that includes the parents and is conducted by our specially-trained personnel. The program uses positive reinforcement and does not include any type of scare tactics.
The Division has also been very busy in the area of education. One of the primary goals in fire safety education is to provide a comprehensive program for people of all ages, with a special emphasis on young children. Annually, special educational programs are presented to children in grades K-5 in the public and private school systems in the city.
The Fire Safety House is also utilized as part of the program to teach children how to react in case of a fire using real life “hands-on” training and simulation applications. In addition to the many programs presented city wide, the Division also provides an informational booth at the Shelby County Fair.