Fire

Public Education

Blue Ash Fire Department members are committed to teaching educational classes in fire prevention and safety to residents and people that work within the City of Blue Ash.
 
CPR CLASSES
CPR Classes are offered the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the North Station located at 10647 Kenwood Road. This is a community level class and not a Health Care Provider course.  The skills covered in class include rescue breathing, CPR (adult and pediatric), AED use, and how to care for choking victims. Class is taught using lecture, videos, and practice on rescue mannequins. There is a written test at the end of class. Participants will receive a certification card from the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) that is current for 2 years. A class fee of $25 will apply to all participants beginning July 1st and is payable by cash or check on the day of the class. Click here or call 513.745.8533 to reserve a spot in an upcoming class.  Please note that each class is limited to 15 participants and class may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. For information on scheduling a class for your business, please call the number above.

The 2019 class dates are:  1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, and 12/14.
 
FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING
Portable fire extinguishers are not designed to fight large fires, but they can be useful for small, contained fires at home or work. It is important to know how to operate one properly. Fire Extinguisher Training class is approximately one hour and teaches the proper use of portable fire extinguishers used to contain a fire until the Fire Department arrives. This class can be taught on-site at your place of employment or at our North Station located at 10647 Kenwood Road. Class size is limited to 25 per class.  Please call 513.745.8533 to schedule training.
 
Remember, if you have any doubts on when or how to use a fire extinguisher, DON’T USE IT. Leave your home or building and call 911 immediately.
 
FIRST AID TRAINING
This program covers topics such as bleeding, shock, seizures, heart attack, fractures, diabetic emergencies, and allergic reactions. Classes are approximately 3-4 hours in length and can be set up for a class size of 5 to15 participants. The class fee is $25 for each participant and can be paid by cash or check on the day of the class. Please call 513.745.8533 for more information and to schedule this class.
 
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Free blood pressure screenings are available anytime at either station. Stop by at your convenience, and one of our paramedics will perform the screening. They can also provide a Blood Pressure Record card to help you track your readings.
 
CAR SEAT INSTALLATION
Free car seat installation is available to residents of Blue Ash and those employed at businesses located in the City. Appointments are required at least 24 hours in advance and are scheduled from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Walk-ins are not accepted.  All car seat installations and checks are performed at the North Station.  Please call 513.745.8533 to schedule an installation or check. We will ask for proof of residency / work location at the time of scheduling and/or arrival at the station. If you do not live or work within Blue Ash, click here for a list of other installation locations.
 
SMOKE DETECTOR INSTALLATION
Free smoke detectors are available to Blue Ash residents only. The smoke detectors must be properly installed in your home by a member of the Fire Department and are not given out at our stations. Please call 513.745.8533 to arrange an appointment at your convenience.
 
NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Fire Prevention Week marks the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-9, 1871. This historic fire raged for 2 days, killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, and destroyed more than 17,000 buildings. Each October, the National Fire Protection Association sponsors a Fire Prevention Campaign. The Fire Department hosts an open house each year during Fire Prevention Week. Click here to see photos from our open house.

COPING WITH TRAUMA AND ADDICTION
We care about our residents and people that work here in Blue Ash.  It can be difficult to process traumatic events innocent bystanders may be involved with or witness.  Addictions can also be a struggle for the person suffering as well as family members and friends.  Sometimes the first step in healing can be recognizing a concern or asking for assistance.  Below are some links to information and resources that can help you start, speak to someone and put things into perspective.  Do not hesitate to ask for help!
Coping with a Traumatic Event
Recovery Resource Packet