Fire Public Information
The North Canton Fire/EMS offers safety education for the residents and commercial occupancies located within out city. Listed below are programs we offer and hopefully, answers to frequently asked questions. It is our disire to assist you in our commonly shared goal of making safety a way of life.
Fire Extinguishers –
When and How to Use Them
A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives. Topics discussed: definition of fire, classes of fires, extinguisher size and location, how to use an extinguisher (the PASS procedure), and before you begin to fight a fire.
Fire Safety in Health-Care Facilities
Major fires in health-care facilities are rare but can be deadly. Most patients cannot leave area without assistance. Topics discussed: RACE procedure, evacuation plan, fire safety plan, code phrase for fire, location of fire alarm, location of portable fire extinguishers, how and when to fight a small fire, how and when to shut off oxygen and other equipment, and the layout of floors smoke compartment and smoke barrier doors.
Home Safe Home – Smoke Detectors and Fire Safety (older Adult)
Thousands of people, many of them older adults, die every year as a result of accidents in their homes. Millions of others suffer disabling injuries. Many of these accidents can be prevented by putting simple safety tips to use. Topics discussed: buying, installing and caring for your smoke detector, smoking safety, fire safety in the home, electrical safety, escape plan, and stop, drop and roll.
Fall Prevention – Care-Giver Education
Each year in the United States, one person in twenty receives emergency care due to a fall. One out of 3 people over the age of 65 falls each year. The emotional effect after a fall can be devastating, even without physical injury. The fear of falling again can cause a change in lifestyle that creates a feeling of loss and helplessness. Topics discussed: the physical and emotional effects of a fall, the goal of fall prevention, proper shoes, how to prevent falls in the home, medications, walkers and wheelchairs, emergency alarm systems, and what to do when someone is no longer safe at home.
How to Help Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair Without Hurting Yourself
How do you help someone in and out of a wheelchair without hurting yourself or the person you are trying to help? In this program you will learn techniques used by physical and occupational therapists that will save you time and frustration, while preventing injury. Hands-on demonstrations of proper lifting. Topics discussed: wheelchair safety, body mechanics, protecting your back, gait belt use, ramps and curbs, bathroom equipment, and stand pivot transfers.
Drivers Safety – A Driving Guide for Seniors
For many drivers over 50, changes in vision, hearing and reflexes can affect driving ability. Most difficulties can be corrected and independence maintained. Topics discussed: changing senses affect driving ability, regular eye and ear exams are important, and ways to become a better driver.
Graduation: Fatally Denied – Fire Safety 101 – College Fire Safety
Living away from home involves a lot of new responsibilities – including keeping your dorm, fraternity house or sorority house safe from fire. The Video is a first-person examination of the causes of fire in colleges as well as the potential consequences of tampering with safety mechanisms. Topics discussed: cooking safety, smoking safety, candle safety, getting out, protection, and escape plan.
Fire Safety at Your Worship Center
What you can do to protect your church or temple for future generations. Combined with other fire safety information and information for visitors to your church in contacting emergency services.
Severe Weather Safety
Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm safety information of what to do and where to go during weather emergencies.
NFPA – Risk Watch
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the North Canton Fire Department offers RISK WATCH to all 1st graders who attend schools within North Canton. The course involves all areas of preventablw childhood injuries – bus and seatbelt safety, fire prevention, chocking and suffocation, poisoning, fall prevention, gun safety, bike safety, water safety, and electrical safety.
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the North Canton Fire Department give students the oppertunity to learn how to make a 911 emergency call and what to expect when making an emergency call. Topics discussed are emergency numbers, knowing their name, address and phone number, the location they are calling from and not to hang up until instructed to do so.
Fire Safety in Your Work Place
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the North Canton Fire Department conducts periodic fire safety inspections of commercial occupancies located within our City. Topics discussed are commonly found violations and, answers to frequently asked questions. It is our desire to assist you in our commonly shared goal of making your place of business as safe as possible.
Other Educational Programs Available:
- ACBC Recycling Program
- KNOX-BOX and KNOX-RESIDENTIAL
- Children and Young Adult Programs
- Fire Station Tours
- Many Other Topics