Services & Outreach

Tiffin Fire & Rescue Division is proud to give back to the community through a variety of outreach and education programs. Learn more about our Community Outreach initiatives below including how you can request an appearance by the Fire Department at your next event!

Building Inspections

Station & Truck Visit

Fire Extinguisher Training

CPR & First Aid Training

Senior Fall & Fire Prevention Program

Be Safe in your Home

K-5 School Program

Carseat Safety Check

Juvenile Firesetter Program

Since 1894, the Tiffin Fire Department has provided full-time protection to the City of Tiffin. In 1997, EMS was merged creating the Fire/Rescue Division. We staff 2 crews of 12 firefighters, 1 crew of 13, and 2 chief officers, holding a minimum manning of 9 firefighters on-duty. The 39 men and women which comprise our department today are more than firefighters. The majority are paramedics and certified fire safety inspectors. Many are trained to the level of Haz-Mat Technicians. Several have training on technical rescues.
We provide our services based out of two fire stations. Station 1, located in the heart of downtown, houses two engines, a ladder truck, two ambulances, rescue boats, administrative offices, and support vehicles. Station 2 can be found in the north end of our city. It is located between two major industrial areas and houses an engine, reserve ladder truck, an ambulance, and our technical rescue trailer. In 2016, our personnel responded to over 2,800 calls for emergency services, roughly 1 call every 3.1 hours.
The primary goal of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is to assure that our personnel provide excellent emergency pre-hospital medical treatment and transportation to the public in order to reduce morbidity and mortality. We strive to deliver patients to definitive care in a timely and fiscally responsible manner.
Our EMS operates under the direction of the Fire Chief, while working closely with the Medical Director, to design and train for programs which comply with legal mandates, health issues, and minimization of legal liabilities. We are recognized by the State of Ohio as a continuing education site, which allows us to provide the ongoing training to our members necessary for recertification.
Currently, 30 of our 39 firefighters are certified as Paramedics, 2 are Advanced EMT’s, and 7 are EMT’s. We provide our services using two ambulances at Station 1 and one ambulance at Station 2. We also operate three Advanced Life Support (ALS) engines and one ALS ladder truck. In 2016, our personnel and ambulances responded to 2,263 EMS calls in the City of Tiffin and contracted areas in Clinton and Eden Townships.
The best way to fight fires is to prevent them before they start. Routine building inspections are one of the most effective ways to do just that. Fire Inspectors inspect all commercial buildings and multi-family housing (three or more units) every year in the City of Tiffin. The purpose of the inspections is twofold:
1. To identify and correct violations of the fire code, and
2. To educate business and property owners about fire safety

We do work with businesses by offering walk-throughs to discuss their operations and provide feedback on what the fire code requires. In cases of a commercial building being constructed or renovated, we provide a plan review service which helps address fire code issues early on while changes have less financial impact. As construction progresses, we also will conduct testing on sprinkler and alarm systems, culminating with the final occupancy inspection at the project’s completion. If you have questions about the process or need to schedule an appointment, please contact our business office at 419-448-5444.

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Our firefighters enjoy having visitors at the fire stations. It’s a great opportunity for the firefighters and public to get to know each other better. If you have a youth group, scouting club, or organization wishing to attend a station tour please complete our request form and we’ll get it scheduled. Please remember, we respond to thousands of calls for help each year. We cannot control when these calls will occur, and it may be necessary to reschedule your tour for another time. Please call the station at 419-448-5444 to schedule.

Station Tour Request

Sometimes it’s not easy to bring your group to us. In these events we may be able to come to you. Fill out the request and we will contact you to see what can be done.

Truck Visit Request

The Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division trains hundreds of people in our community each year in the safe use of fire extinguishers. This training is offered free of charge to businesses, organizations, and clubs. Thanks to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Grant, our new equipment allows for us to train inside of buildings, bringing a higher degree of realism to the experience. Please contact us at 419-448-5444 to schedule your training.

Fire Extinguisher Training Request

The Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division includes several personnel who are certified as American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Instructors. If you have a business or group who would be interested in learning these skills, please contact us at 419-448-5444. We will be able to discuss the type of class which best fits your needs and determine what, if any, costs would apply.

CPR & First Aid Training Request

In 2016, the Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division launched our Geriatric Fire & Fall Prevention program. This 1-hour program discusses various, simple tasks to help prevent fires, what to do if there is a fire, and how to reduce the likelihood of a fall. The goal of this program is to help reduce the number of cooking fires in our community, as well as falls, which is our most common type of EMS call. If you would be interested in having this class brought to your group, please use the form below or call the station at 419-448-5444. 

Senior Fire & Fall Prevention

The Tiffin “Be Safe in Your Home” program was established in 2017 to serve the residents of our city. The vast majority of structure fires that occur within the United States occur in residential occupancies. Often, these fires resulted from factors such as unattended cooking, candle use, improper use of heating devices and careless smoking.

Education is the key to home fire prevention. Using established guidelines from NFPA 1452, our fire prevention personnel are equipped to offer guidance and suggestions to increase safety from both fire and falls inside private residences. Upon request, the Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division will conduct a walk-through of your home to identify conditions that could contribute to a fire while providing valuable safety information.

During our visit, we will focus on:

  • Smoke alarms
  • Storage of materials
  • Use of space heaters
  • Extension cords
  • Home escape planning

To schedule a fire safety walk through at your home, please contact our business office at 419-448-5444.

Home Safety Checklist

While the number of our community outreach programs continue to grow, our largest fire prevention program is our K-5 School Program. This class is taught by certified Fire & Life Safety Educators who are trained in effective methods to reach each age group. Every fall you will find Too Way and now Stay Low the clowns teaching hundreds of children in our community how to prevent fires and what to do if one does occur. Through partnerships with our school systems, we are given time to make sure each class is taught a progressive curriculum of fire safety.

Please contact the station at (419) 448-5444 for more information.

Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division has seven members who are certified as child car seat safety inspectors. Throughout the year, at various events, these personnel help to educate on the proper installation techniques of the various car seat models. We also can do individual appointments at the fire station. Please call our business office at 419-448-5444 to learn more about this service.
Engineers and manufacturers continue to improve the design of both cars and car seats to keep kids as safe as possible. In order to take advantage of safety features, it’s up to parents to make sure car seats and boosters are installed correctly.
According to www.safekids.org, road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children. When child safety seats are correctly installed, the risk of death can be reduced by 71%.

It’s also important to register your new or currently used car seat so that you can be notified about future recalls. You can complete the registration card that is included with your car seat and mail it in to the manufacturer.

• A child who is curious about fire may be any age.
• A child who misuses fire may be anyone’s child.
• The Juvenile Fire Setter program is an effective intervention program for children who have shown any type of fire setting or fire play behavior.
The Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division offers a free, confidential education program for children who show curiosity about fire or have started a fire. The Juvenile Fire Setter program engages children’s interest and is informative for caregivers. The program involves an assessment of the child’s fire safety needs, fun age-appropriate activities individualized to help your child learn about being safe around fire and information for caregivers on how to keep their whole family safe. For those children who would benefit from additional help, referrals are available for behavioral health services.
For more information about Juvenile Fire Setters, please call our business office at 419-448-5444.

Juvenile Firesetter Request