Would you like to be part of an elite team of trained community superheroes ready to help with the safety of the community? The City of Montgomery’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program engages citizens to be prepared to help themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. Learn more…
Items that block doors and windows in your home could keep you from escaping in the event of a home fire and that could mean the difference between life and death. So unblock your exits today! Key to your family’s safety is planning and practicing a home fire escape plan twice a year. Start by identifying two escape routes out of each room, if possible, then make sure that each of those escape routes can be used safely by everyone.
The Police and Fire Departments inspect all commercial buildings annually and residential buildings upon request to provide helpful hints on making your home as safe as possible. Call the Safety Center at 513-985-1600 to schedule a HomeSAFE check.
This free inspection of your infant car seat installation will help to insure the safety of your child should you be involved in an accident. This program is designed to evaluate the car seat you are using and to verify its correct installation. We don’t install it for you, rather we teach you to correctly install it yourself so you can remove and reinstall it without worry. The training necessary to fully understand all the various car seats manufactured and the correct way to install them in different vehicles limits the number of fire personnel that are certified to do this for our community. Car seat inspection appointments are necessary and should be made as far in advance as possible. For more information, contact the Fire Department at 513-985-1633.
Meet the firefighter is a preschool program we use to introduce young children to firefighters. It was found that when we were outfitted in all of our protective gear, we were intimidating to most children. If confronted by us in an emergency, these children were apt to run and hide from us making rescue more difficult. We have the children meet us dressed like everyone else, and then we put on our gear piece-by-piece in front of them and encourage them to touch our air bottle, gloves, coat, etc. They learn to come to us in an emergency rather than hiding. These programs are normally presented at daycare and pre-school centers, but any organized gathering of children in this age group may be considered. Please contact us at 513-985-1633 for additional information.
Reflective Address Signs Signs are $10 each. If a post is needed, there is an additional $5 charge. These fees include installation. Installation is normally made within 7-10 days. To find out more about reflective address signs, please contact the Fire Department by calling 513-985-1633 or by filling out Address Sign Form.