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 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. Class fees are $25.00.  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.  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 2024 class dates are:  1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14
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.
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.
The Blue Ash Fire Department holds an annual Community Car Seat Check event at the North Fire Station. Firefighters trained in car seat safety will be on hand to make sure your seat is installed properly.  These events are free and open to the public. 
Check the City calendar for dates and times.
You can also make an appointment for a car seat installation.  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.
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.
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.

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
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwest Ohio