Operation Safeguard is a free service offered through the Fire Department that provides daily telephone calls to seniors and disabled individuals who live alone. Contact is made daily, at a set time, to ensure the safety of the individual. If there is no answer, Fire Department personnel report to the residence. To sign up for this service, contact the Fire Department at 419-394-2361.
Blood Pressure Checks
Free blood pressure checks are available to the public every day from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm at the Fire Department for individuals who need to keep a close watch on their blood pressure for medical reasons or simply as a health measure. No appointment necessary!
Home Fire Inspections
A free fire and safety hazard inspection of your home and garage is available upon request. Department personnel will come to your home and identify any potential hazards and advise you of any changes that need to be made to avoid a fire or accident. Contact the Fire Department at 419-394-2361 to schedule an inspection.
Fire Prevention Week
Every October, one week is designated as Fire Prevention Week. During this week, Fire Department employees visit the local schools and instruct a fire prevention education class for all students in grades K-6. Smoke detectors are given to all fifth graders and gift certificates to local restaurants are given to fourth graders. Handouts are also distributed. Also during the week, preschool students are invited to take a tour of the Fire Department plus take an education trip through the Fire Safety House. To schedule a tour of the Fire Department or an education class for your organization, contact the Fire Department at 419-394-2361.
Drug Disposal: Drug Take Back Location
The best option for safely disposing of unneeded or expired drugs is at a drug drop-off site. Our Fire Department offers such a site with a medical disposal box located in the lobby. Medications are accepted year round; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week. No questions asked. Please empty contents into medical disposal box; do not leave in containers.
Items accepted for disposal include:
- Unneeded and expired prescription drugs,
- Unneeded and expired over-the-counter medications,
- Vitamins, and
- Pet medications.
Items not accepted include:
- Needles, syringes, and lancets,
- Liquid medications such as cough syrup, and
- Creams and patches.