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Fire Prevention

Sidney Fire and Rescue

222 W. Poplar St, Sidney OH 45365
For emergencies, dial 9-1-1
For non-emergencies, dial 937-498-2346

One of the major initiatives of the Fire Prevention
Division is an aggressive inspection program. The
program consists of a complete inspection of
mercantile, manufacturing, public assembly, and
other occupancies within the city. The on-site
inspection is designed to uncover fire code
violations and unsafe practices in the workplace
that can lead to a fire or other type of incident that may cause injury or damage to property.

The goal of Division personnel continues to be enforcement through education. After inspections, a list of violations are issued, most with subsequent compliance.

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Juvenile Firesetter Education Program


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.

The Prevention Division was also keeps busy providing fire safety education to local employers and civic organizations. Other safety topics included fire drill training, use of material safety data sheets, and kitchen safety.

The Sidney Elks Lodge #786 has purchased six new DVD's for educational purposes. They have also purchased a new supply of smoke detectors to be handed out to low-income citizens. Stop by and see if you qualify for a new detector.


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