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New Training Officer Sworn In

New Training Officer Sworn In

Battalion Chief of Training Jason Wells was sworn in on June 7, 2024.  Accompanying Chief Wells and family during the ceremony was Fire Chief Clayton O'Brien, Assistant Chief Mark Mullins, Battalion Chief Tom Saunders and department members, and Mayor Michael...

City of Oregon host “BOOMFEST 2024”

Please join us in celebrating on July 13, 2024, at 3000 Dustin Rd (Rear Parking Lot).  The event begins at 02:00pm and concludes at midnight.   Enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, activities and fireworks at dusk.  Please bring a lawn chair to enjoy the venue. Live...

Spring Into Summer Safety-This Saturday (5/11/24)

Safe Kids Greater Toledo and Oregon Fire Rescue are hosting Spring Into Summer Safety  this Saturday (5/11/24).  The event will be held at Oregon Fire Station #41 at 1040 S. Wynn Rd, 11am-2pm.   Come and meet Oregon Firefighters and tour the station and various...

First Ever Great Lakes Maritime Firefighting Task Force

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to host the first ever Great Lakes Maritime Firefighting Task Force full scale exercise. This successful excersise only happened because of the collaboration between multiple agencies. First, and...

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities

More than 43 million Americans have a disability. The identity of the group of Americans with disabilities is constantly changing — at any moment we ourselves could become part of this group, for maybe a short time or maybe for a long time.

This is why it is important to be familiar with fire safety practices for those with disabilities. Here is everything you need to know!

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities- Quick Facts

  • There are approximately 700 home fires involving people with physical disabilities.
  • There are approximately 1,700 home fires involving people with mental disabilities.
  • Kitchens and cooking areas are the primary areas where these fires start.
  • An estimated 700 residential building fires involving individuals with physical disabilities are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 160 deaths, 200 injuries, and $26 million in total loss.
  • Cooking (22%) is the leading cause of residential building fires where a physical disability is reported as a human factor contributing to ignition.
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Fire Safety for People with Disabilities - Quick Tips
  • Understand your fire risk: Having physical or mental disabilities doesn’t mean you can’t keep you and your family safe from fire. Build your home safety plan around your abilities.
  • Install and maintain smoke alarms: Smoke alarms with a vibrating pad or flashing light are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a year. If you can’t reach the test button on your smoke alarm, ask someone to test it for you.
  • Live near an exit: Although you have the legal right to live where you choose, you’ll be safest on the ground floor if you live in an apartment building. If you live in a multistory home, arrange to sleep on the first floor. Being on the ground floor and near an exit will make your escape easier.
  • Plan your escape: Plan your escape around your capabilities. Know at least two exits from every room. If you use a walker or wheelchair, check all exits to be sure you can get through the doorways. Make any necessary changes, such as installing exit ramps and widening doorways, to make an emergency escape easier.
  • Do not isolate yourself: Speak to your family members, building manager or neighbors about your fire safety plan and practice it with them. Contact your local fire department’s non emergency line and explain your needs. They can suggest escape plan ideas and may perform a home fire safety inspection if you ask. Ask emergency providers to keep your needs information on file. Keep a phone near your bed and be ready to call 911 or your local emergency number if a fire occurs.

Quick Tips

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities
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Latest News

New Training Officer Sworn In

New Training Officer Sworn In

Battalion Chief of Training Jason Wells was sworn in on June 7, 2024.  Accompanying Chief Wells and family during the ceremony was Fire Chief Clayton O'Brien, Assistant Chief Mark Mullins, Battalion Chief Tom Saunders and department members, and Mayor Michael...

City of Oregon host “BOOMFEST 2024”

Please join us in celebrating on July 13, 2024, at 3000 Dustin Rd (Rear Parking Lot).  The event begins at 02:00pm and concludes at midnight.   Enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, activities and fireworks at dusk.  Please bring a lawn chair to enjoy the venue. Live...

Spring Into Summer Safety-This Saturday (5/11/24)

Safe Kids Greater Toledo and Oregon Fire Rescue are hosting Spring Into Summer Safety  this Saturday (5/11/24).  The event will be held at Oregon Fire Station #41 at 1040 S. Wynn Rd, 11am-2pm.   Come and meet Oregon Firefighters and tour the station and various...

First Ever Great Lakes Maritime Firefighting Task Force

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to host the first ever Great Lakes Maritime Firefighting Task Force full scale exercise. This successful excersise only happened because of the collaboration between multiple agencies. First, and...

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