Stay Fire Safe at Home

Firefighter inspecting a smoke alarm

Smoke Detectors

A critical role of your Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is Community Risk Reduction, not only in fire prevention and fire safety education, but with our community health initiatives such as our fall prevention program and our Quick Response Team concept that promotes the prompt rehabilitation of patients with opiate addiction. But the centerpiece of our Community Risk Reduction efforts is our smoke detector installation program.

In 2016, 3,390 citizens lost their lives from fires in the United States and another 15,000 people were severely injured. The two primary reasons for this major loss of life remain the lack of working smoke detectors, and the failure to plan and practice two ways out of our homes in the event of a fire.

The Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS has decided to address these critical issues by making smoke detectors available to Colerain households, and at the same time encourage the need for planning and practicing a fire exit plan for every residence, especially those with small children, including a centralized outside meeting place for the family to assemble should there be a fire.

InspectionsFirefighters performing Smoke Detector Blitz

Beginning in October, 2017 and lasting indefinitely, Colerain citizens are encouraged to contact the Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS at by email or at 513-825-6143 for a free inspection of their existing smoke detectors, and the free installation of new smoke detectors with ten year tamper-proof batteries should their existing units be found inoperable. 

After you make contact with us, a firefighter will arrange a convenient time for one of our units to visit your home; inspect your existing smoke detectors; and replace any expired or defective detector with a new one at no cost to you. This project is made possible through our strategic partnership with the Cincinnati-Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross providing these smoke detectors for installation.

The Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS values your life and those of your loved ones. Our goal is to makPotential Carbon Monoxide Sources in the Homee the Colerain Community safer, one home at a time.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

As the temperature outside gets colder, we will be using our furnaces, heaters, and fireplaces more. All are sources of deadly carbon monoxide gas.