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!
Senior Fall & Fire Prevention Program
Be Safe in your Home
K-5 School Program
Carseat Safety Check
Juvenile Firesetter Program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Please contact the station at (419) 448-5444 for more information.
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 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