Hydrant Flushing 2014

Starting April 28,2014 the Twinsburg Fire Department will be flushing hydrants. The job should be completed by the end of June.

All residents should keep the following in mind: 1) This is a necessary action to ensure that all hydrants are in good working order.
2) Should the water in your home become discolored; you are advised to run the water until it is clear. 3) Be cautious of the firefighters in the roadway – pass with care. 4) Flushing should be accomplished Monday through Friday, but it may be necessary to utilize weekends as well.

Should you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact Shelley Hudak at 330-963-6256, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Summit County Emergency Notification and Warning System

Reverse Alert is a unique component to the County of Summit Emergency Notification and Warning System. The service is capable of warning citizens of severe threats to health and safety by sending emergency messages to email, hearing impaired receiving devices and telephone lines (business lines, cellular phones and home numbers).

You can set this up to get emergency alerts sent to your email, home phone, cell, text, etc. You can also sign up other people...like parents.

www.reversealert.net/

*For Summit County Residents Only

 


Residential Lock Box Program

The Twinsburg Fire Department now has available a residential lock box program that is in conjunction with the Knox Company www.knoxbox.com. The Twinsburg Fire Department members are the only ones that can open the box and retrieve a key to get inside the residence during a time of emergency. The Twinsburg Fire Department does not receive any money for items purchased from the Knox Company.
If you or someone you love lives in Twinsburg and would like to purchase a box, you can contact the Twinsburg Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau (330-963-6256) for more information. The boxes come in 3 different styles: 1) over the door; 2) surface mounted; or 3) recess mounted. The fire department has some over the door boxes that are loaned out, which is part of our senior fire and fall program and must be 55 years of age to qualify, however there is a waiting list for them.
Ordering of boxes can be done through the mail or online. If you would like to order online, you may go directly to http://www.knoxbox.com/store/Knox-Box-1650-Residential-Series.cfm , type in "Twinsburg" in the Department Name or City search box, then select "Ohio" in the drop down list for the State/Province. Then click on "Search Departments". A new page will appear and should only have Twinsburg Fire Department on it. On the right you will see “e-Approve”. Select this option then scroll down and click on “Proceed with Pre-Authorization Order”. Select which box you would like and fill out the information requested. The order request will be sent to the fire department for approval. Once the order request is approved, you will get an e-mail to fill out the payment information and the box will be shipped.
You may select the box to be Black, Aluminum or Dark Bronze in color.

 

Recess Mount:

 

 

Surface Mount:

 


Do you have a Fireplace?

Have you had it cleaned recently?
Soot and the tars from burning wood can build up in it and eventually ignite causing a chimney fire.
Having it cleaned and inspected at least once a year is a really good thing to do. Have it done right after the season or right before the season begins.


False Alarm Campaign Continues

Fire Departments Help Get the Message Out

According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than six thousand false fire alarms
occur in the United States each day...and the number is increasing.
Local Fire Departments are succeeding in getting the message out through public service announements (PSA's). A 60 second PSA was posted online last February and fire departments throughout the country have participated in getting it aired. View it here.
 


Are your Fire Hydrants Visible?

Do you have a Fire Hydrant in your tree lawn??
Can you see it?? If the answer is no, then we probably can't see it either.
Please take a few minutes to shovel around it and make it visible.
Your insurance company and your Fire Department will love you for it!!

 


Heating Safety

According to the U.S. Fire Administration more than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat source in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks associated with these heating sources.

Download your Heating Safety Flyer here.


Winter/Holiday Fire Safety

The winter holiday season is upon us again, which means many of us are scrambling to decorate and tidy our homes for visitors and organized family gatherings. However, in the hustle and bustle of planning for the holiday social events many households fail to prepare for the unthinkable - a home fire.

Download you Winter/Holiday Fire Safety flyer here.


Home Fire Safety

In 2006, there were 66 civilian fire deaths and 307 reported injuries. Many of these fires occured in the home.

Protect your family and property from fire this year by down loading the Home Fire Safety Tip flyer here.


Open Burning

The Twinsburg Fire Department is required to respond to ALL Open Burning complaints.

Below is a link that will give you guidelines to open burning.
These guidelines for Open Burning are in conjunction with the Ohio Fire Code.

If after reading these guidelines you have any other questions please contact the Fire Prevention Bureao, Monday thru Friday. 8:00AM-4:00PM.

Open Burning Document 2012


Citizens Emergency Responce Team

 

Twinsburg Community Emergency Response Team CERT


Attention Twinsburg and Twinsburg Township residents:

The Twinsburg Fire Department proudly announces the start-up of our very own Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Team members will assist first responders in the event of an emergency and will also be involved in other community events.

Twinsburg CERT members will also be dual rostered to the Summit County Team and may be deployed throughout the county.

Classes are tentatively scheduled to begin January, 2013, where new members will learn about Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, Identifying Hazardous Materials, Community Anti-Terrorism Information, American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid. Later training includes familiarity with Twinsburg's strong Emergency Response Plan and Community Infrastructure as well as Fire/EMS, Police and Dispatch operations.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, be in excellent physical condition and submit to a Bureau of Criminal Identification background check.

Applications may be picked up at Twinsburg City Hall and Twinsburg Fire Station #1 during normal business hours beginning Monday, October 29th.

For more information contact Twinsburg CERT Administrator, Captain Steven Bosso at 330-963-6256 or sbosso@twinsburg.oh.us

Great resource on CERT: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/