Fire Safety Information
The North Canton Fire/EMS offers safety education for the residents and commercial occupancies located within out city. Listed are programs we offer and hopefully, answers to frequently asked questions. It is our desire to assist you in our commonly shared goal of making safety a way of life.
- Drivers Safety
- Fall Prevention
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fire Safety in Health
- Graduation & College Safety
- Home Safe Home
- NFPA - Risk Watch
- Severe Weather Safety
- Wheelchair Help
- Workplace Fire Safety
- Worship Center Fire Safety
- 911 Simulator
- Other Programs
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.
- Changing senses affect driving ability
- Regular eye and ear exams are important
- Ways to become a better driver
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.
- Emergency alarm systems
- The goal of fall prevention
- How to prevent falls in the home
- The physical and emotional effects of a fall
- Proper shoes
- Walkers and wheelchairs
- What to do when someone is no longer safe at home
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.
- Classes of fires
- Definition of fire
- 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.
- Code phrase for fire
- Evacuation plan
- Fire safety plan
- How and when to fight a small fire
- How and when to shut off oxygen and other equipment
- The layout of floors smoke compartment and smoke barrier doors
- Location of fire alarm
- Location of portable fire extinguishers
- RACE procedure
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.
- Candle safety
- Cooking safety
- Escape plan
- Getting out
- Smoking safety
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.
- Buying, installing and caring for your smoke detector
- Electrical safety
- Escape plan
- Fire safety in the home
- Smoking safety
- Stop, drop and roll
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 preventable childhood injuries:
- Bike safety
- Bus and seat - belt safety
- Chocking and suffocation
- Electrical safety
- Fall prevention
- Fire prevention
- Gun safety
- Water safety
Severe Weather Safety
Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm safety information of what to do and where to go during weather emergencies.
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.
- Bathroom equipment
- Body mechanics
- Gait belt use
- Protecting your back
- Ramps and curbs
- Stand pivot transfers
- Wheelchair safety
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
- 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.
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.
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the North Canton Fire Department give students the opportunity to learn how to make a 911 emergency call and what to expect when making an emergency call.
- Address and phone number
- Emergency numbers
- Knowing their name
- The location they are calling from and not to hang up until instructed to do so
Other Educational Programs Available:
- ACBC Recycling Program
- Children and Young Adult Programs
- Fire Station Tours
- KNOX-BOX and KNOX-RESIDENTIAL
- Many Other Topics