Is open burning permitted in the City of Blue Ash?


Open burning of trash, brush, etc. is NOT permitted. Bon fires and construction barrel burning requires a permit. Contact the Life Safety Division for more information. 

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Can I get my child's car seat checked at the Blue Ash Fire Department?

Yes! We have trained technicians to assist you with the proper installation of your child's seat. Checks are provided for Blue Ash residents and employees of Blue Ash businesses. An appointment is required. Please call (513) 745-8533 at least 7 days in advance.

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Will I receive a bill for Emergency Medical Runs?

Blue Ash residents will not receive a bill for an EMS run. However, your insurance company will be billed and the City of Blue Ash will accept whatever payment is allowed by your insurance company. Residents will receive a statement from their insurance company showing what was paid for this service.

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How do I get a copy of a fire run report or EMS report?
 

Fire run reports are public record and can be obtained at the Fire Department. Please call ahead of time for this request. EMS reports are only available to the patient with a signed medical release form and a picture ID in compliance with the HIPAA privacy guidelines. The Blue Ash Fire Department follows all the State HIPAA laws to protect the medical information of all patients. 

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Does the Blue Ash Fire Department provide smoke detectors and/or carbon monoxide detectors to the residents?
 

Yes, dual sensor smoke detectors are free to all residents of Blue Ash at no charge.  Smoke detectors must be installed in your home by a Blue Ash firefighter and will not be handed out at the fire station. Please make sure you change your batteries twice a year. If you cannot climb to change your batteries, call the Fire Department and we will be happy to assist you. CO detectors are available to residents for a reduced price of $22. Carbon Monoxide detectors can be obtained at the Blue Ash Fire Department, 10647 Kenwood Road, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM . Please remember: working smoke detectors and CO detectors save lives! Call (513) 745-8533 for more information.

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Does the Blue Ash Fire Department provide a “Juvenile Fire Setters” program?
 

Yes. We have certified firefighters to teach this program. This is a confidential one-on-one program with the child to instruct them of the dangers and hazards of playing with fire. Call (513) 745-8533 for more information.

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How can I dispose of household cleaners, mercury thermometers, batteries, etc.? 


The City's Service Department accepts (and will properly dispose of) such items from RESIDENTS ONLY. These items are referred to as "household hazardous waste" and may be disposed of at the Service Garage on weekdays between 7AM and 3PM. Residency must be proven. Visit the Waste and Recycling portion of the City's website for more details, or call the Service Department at 686-1250 with questions about this convenient and free service for Blue Ash residents only.  In addition, the Fire Department is unable to accept old fire extinguishers, smoke detectors or any other items needing disposal.  Please do not call or bring these items to the Fire Department for disposal.

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Am I permitted to grill on my patio or balcony?
 

Grilling is NOT permitted on decks or balconies (one- and two-family dwellings excluded). Grilling must be at least 10 feet from combustible construction. 

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Are outdoor fireplaces permitted?
 

The outdoor fireplaces are acceptable by the Ohio Fire Code but may be ordered extinguished by the Fire Department if there is deemed to be a safety issue or if a neighbor complains the smoke is causing a nuisance. Please be aware the fireplaces get extremely hot and should not be used close to combustible materials or construction.  Additionally, a means of extinguishing the fire must be readily available to the responsible person. 

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Can I come to the Fire Department to have my blood pressure checked? 


Yes! We are open 24/7 and provide blood pressure checks as a community service. Don’t forget to ask for a blood pressure card to record your readings and take to your next doctor’s appointment. 

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What is the ISO rating for the Blue Ash Fire Department?
 

Our current rating is a “2”. This number may be a factor in your homeowner’s insurance. The lower the number, the lower your insurance! 

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Do you provide home inspections?
 

Yes, home inspections are free of charge. This inspection is strictly for the fire protection of your family. Call (513) 745-8533 to schedule an inspection.

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What is a Knox Box?
 

A Knox Box is a rapid entry system offered to residence and businesses for emergency use only. Keys and vital information can be securely locked in these boxes with the City of Blue Ash Fire Department having the only access key to open your Knox Box. According to the City of Blue Ash Ordinance , all businesses within the City of Blue Ash with fire protection systems must have a Knox Box installed by the end of 2007 to provide greater fire emergency protection. You can obtain an order online at www.knoxbox.com

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What if a fire hydrant is leaking in front of my house? 

Report a leaking hydrant to (513) 745-8533, or fill out our online form here. The City of Blue Ash currently has approximately 900 fire hydrants, and members of the Department appreciate the help from citizens to report any fire hydrant that is leaking. Fire hydrants are for the protection of the community and we are very diligent in keeping these in working order. 

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Does the Blue Ash Fire Department allow station tours?
 

Absolutely! The Fire Department is open to all residents and citizens for tours. We are very proud of our Fire Department and appreciate the opportunity to show off our state-of-the-art facility and equipment. If you are bringing a group, please call ahead and make an appointment @ (513) 745-8533.

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Can I bring medications to the Fire Department for disposal?

Currently, the Fire Department can’t accept medications for disposal. However, there is a National Drug Take-Back Day twice per year (usually April and Sept/Oct), only at specific, predetermined locations. Keep an eye out for more info on the next Take-Back Day. You can also find out more about disposal options here.