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 are offered the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the North Station. The skills covered in class include rescue breathing, CPR, AED use, and first aid 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. Classes are free to residents and City of Blue Ash employees. The class fee for non-residents is $25, payable by cash or check during class. Click here
or call 513.745.8533 to reserve a spot in an upcoming class. Please note that class may be cancelled for lack of enrollment. For information on scheduling a class for your business, please call the number above.
The 2017 class dates are: 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, and 12/9.
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. 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.
TORNADO SAFETY TRAINING
WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE EMS SQUAD ARRIVES
This program is targeted for the lay person to gain knowledge of what to do before an EMS Squad arrives. It takes approximately 4 hours to complete and covers topics such as bleeding, shock, seizures, heart attack, fractures, diabetic emergencies, and allergic reactions. 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. All car seat installations and checks are performed at the North Station only. Since 1-2 personnel per shift are Certified Car Seat Technicians, appointments are required at least 24 hours in advance and walk-ins are not accepted. 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.
Blue Ash residents can purchase carbon monoxide (CO) detectors at the North Station. There is a limit of 2 per household, and proof of residency will be requested at time of purchase. CO detectors cost $22 each. Payment can be made by cash or check.
REFLECTIVE ADDRESS SIGNS
Help us help you! Visible address numbers that are both easy to find and easy to read are one of the safety features that your home or business can have. Lives and property can be saved by posting adequate address numbers where emergency responders can find them without wasting time. Numbers must be visible from the street, at least 3 inches high, and of contracting color to your home or business. The Blue Ash Fire Department Explorers sell green reflective signs for $20 each. Address numbers can be displayed horizontally or vertically. Please click here
or call 513.745.8533 to order your sign.
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.