The Division of Fire contributes to the vitality of University Heights by preventing and mitigating harm to personas and property caused by illness, injury, fire, natural events, and other mishap. Twenty-five career firefighters deliver this service through enforcement of the Ohio Fire Code, dissemination of safety information to the public, and response to calls for assistance. Each member is an Ohio-certified Firefighter 2–the highest level of firefighting certification–and either a basic emergency medical technician or a paramedic. In treating patients, personnel operate under the directives of a physician specializing in emergency medicine, When activity level requires, the division mutually shares resources for other communities.
Particularly popular services of the division are the installation of residents’ child car seats and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. To schedule an installation, call the fire station business line.
Although most division records are available through a city public records request, patient information is protected by the federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)–City’s Policy.