Honoring our fallen brothers.........
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May 23, 2013
Cleveland Fire Training Academy (3101 Lakeside Ave.)
NIST study on hi rise fires staffing
Thursday, April 9, 1863- Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Cleveland Fire Department Celebrates 150 years of dedicated and courageous service to the citizens that live, work and visit Cleveland
150th Anniversary of the Cleveland Fire Department!
Tuesday, April 9th 2013
A Cleveland Firefighter sang the National Anthem and another Cleveland Firefighter threw out the first pitch!
Channel 8 Video
150th Anniversary Shirts available at GVARTWORK.COM
The Staff at the Fire Training Academy are Creating a memory book, about the Cleveland Fallen Firefighters. This book will have information on each Firefighter on the wall. The FTA is looking for family members of fallen firefighters on the wall to sponsor the member with $50.00. First Choice will go to family members. After May 20th the FTA will be asking members to sponsor a badge in the memory book. If our members can contact Family members of the Fallen Firefighters and notify them of this project. Please Contact Sean Decrane, Roy Ziganti, Mike Blake, Or Lou Hahn at the FTA 216-664-6880 for information
The FTA is in need of old Cleveland Fire Department Class A buttons.
These buttons will be used for a Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the FTA. The buttons look like the one below. Please contact the FTA.
(The Cleveland Fire Training Academy at 3101 Lakeside Ave.)
2013 Fire Academy
The last 2 Fire Academy classes were in 2009 and 2001. The Cleveland Fire Dept doesn't have a single member under the age of 30yrs and only a few under the age of 35yrs. The average Cleveland Firefighter is 48yrs old with 20 years of experience.
After 85 years, of courageous & dedicated service,
Cleveland Fire Rescue Squad 1 and Rescue Squad 3 have been CLOSED and
replaced by single role ambulances.
Rescue Squad members work inside structure fires, operate JAWS of LIFE at Motor vehicle accidents, Water rescue and provide Advanced Life Support (Paramedics) and transport to the hospitals.......
Rescue Squad 1 was located at 3090 East 116 and serviced the Southeast area.
Rescue Squad 3 was located at 7300 Superior ave and serviced the Northeast area.
Call the Mayor and demand to restore the Fire Rescue Squad and
NO MORE CUTS TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT!!!
Email: MayorsActionCenter@city.cleveland.oh.us or
call the Mayor’s Action Center at 216-664-2900
Call City Council: Here is a link to City Council
The Cleveland Firefighters are committed to continuing to serve the citizens of Cleveland, to keep you safe!
Scene Magazine article about the "Integration"
Seven companies were closed in 2011, and the current integration has meant two additional closures — rescue squads #1 and #3. Those two combined for 7,407 runs in 2012, averaging more than 20 per day. A Local 93 Press Release states that the integration plan reduces the city's total number of fire trucks to 34, its lowest number since 1899.
"I don't call that an enhancement," says Szabo. "I call that a way to veil service cuts. They're downsizing the fire department.".............................
Letter to the Editor from Local 93 President Frank Szabo
Mayor wants to downsize the Cleveland Fire Department
Channel 3 story about Fire / EMS merger
What is a Cleveland Fire Rescue Squad?
CFD Rescue Squads were established:
Rescue 1- 11/22/1927
Rescue 2- 11/22/1927
Rescue 3- 11/26/1927
1 Officer in Charge
(All Cleveland Firefighters are cross trained either State of Ohio Certified EMT Firefighters,
or State of Ohio Paramedic Firefighters)
Rescue Squads are staffed, trained and equipped to perform the following duties:
- Pre-hospital medical care and transport to nearest hospital at the “Advanced Cardiac Life Support Level of Care” (Paramedic) (establish breathing tubes, IV's, defibrillation and administer medications)
- Work inside structure fires to search for and rescue trapped victims
- Rescue of trapped firefighters
- Extrication of victims trapped in motor vehicles or machinery- using the
“Jaws of Life” hydraulic tools.
- Rescue of Victims trapped in Elevators
- Water rescue
- Rope rescue
- Trench rescue
- Confined space rescue
- Building collapse
Statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration show that Nationwide, the number of residential fires started from cooking have been increasing since 2007
Cleveland Fire Department is
an "All Hazards" Fire Dept.
In addition to the Fire Suppression and Rescue services, Cleveland Firefighters have been providing Pre-hospital medical care for decades and transport in Fire Dept Rescue Squads that were established back in 1927!
We have over 780 cross trained State of Ohio Certified EMT Firefighters and about 150 State of Ohio Certified Paramedic Firefighters
Cleveland Firefighters have been providing Advanced Life Support Pre hospital Care for nearly 20 years!
NIST releases landmark Residential Fire Study that shows How Crew Sizes and Arrival Times Influence
Saving Lives and Property
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce
FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM
Each year an average of 100 fire fighters die in the line of duty. To address this continuing national occupational fatality problem, NIOSH conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line of duty deaths. This web page provides access to NIOSH investigation reports and other fire fighter safety resources.
In 2010, NIOSH researchers launched a multi-year study to examine whether fire fighters have a higher risk of cancer and other causes of death due to job exposures. Click here for the link
A brief list of the Services provided by the Cleveland Firefighters
1. Fire suppression
2. Rescue of victims, trapped by fire
3. Pre hospital medical treatment &transportation to hospitals by State of Ohio Certified EMT Firefighters and Paramedic Firefighters
4. Technical rescue service (High angle rescue, Trench rescue, Water rescue, Confine space rescue, Divers for both rescue and recovery operations)
5. Hazard Materials Emergency mitigation
6. Provide Lifesaving Smoke detectors
7. Weapons of Mass Destruction emergency response
8. Arson investigation unit
9. Public Education
10. Staff and operate the Fire Dispatch Center
11. Elevator rescue
12. Respond to motor vehicle accidents
13. Operate the "Jaws of Life" hydraulic tools for removing victims trapped in automobiles
14. Assist other city services in gaining entry into structures and vehicles
15. Rescue of victims who are trapped in machinery
16. Year round Community Charitable work
17. Fire prevention bureau
"We specialize in helping Cleveland's residents, visitors and businesses in their time of need and keeping everybody safe."