The Fire Prevention Bureau considers public education to be one of its top priorities. On average each year, the bureau reaches thousands of customers ranging in age from preschoolers to seniors. The Fire Prevention Bureau will develop a safety program that meets the needs of your group. Call (937) 560-2152 to schedule a safety presentation.
Every home needs “working” smoke detectors in the following locations:
The industry has developed a better technology type detector (P) Photoelectric and it responds quickly to slow smoldering fires. The older (I) Ionization technology is still available but studies are showing they are not as responsive as the (P) Photoelectric detectors.
Many new detectors now contain with a 10 year battery. Put the detector in and when the unit starts to chirp indicating low battery replace it.
A Recreational Fire is defined as a fire for domestic or non-commercial cooking of food. All other burning will be considered illegal by the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA).
The fire must be at least 25 feet from any structure at all times. This includes houses, barns, sheds, fences.