A Message from the Bay Village Fire Chief

Bay Village Fire Chief

Welcome to the Bay Village Fire Department! On behalf of all our members, thank you very much for visiting, and for your interest in our department.

We are committed to keeping the community safe and informing our citizens and friends in the fire service of any important developments in the field.
 
At the Bay Village  Fire Department, we strive to be professionals, and to implement the latest technologies and strategies in order to best meet the needs of our community. We greatly appreciate your support for our department and our shared commitment to safety. I look forward to any comments and suggestions on how we can improve the services we offer you.

 Many thanks,

Fire Chief Christopher Lyons

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Safety, Snow, & Fire Hydrants

This is just a friendly reminder that it is the responsibility of residents who have a fire hydrant on their property to maintain the area around the hydrant. The Ohio Fire Code requires a 3-ft clear space be maintained around a fire hydrant. This space is intended to allow our firefighters to work in all directions around the hydrant to hook hoses and operate the valve. The Code also states, "posts, fences, vehicles, growth, trash, storage and other materials or objects shall not be placed or kept near fire hydrants". Even in winter, the resident is responsible to clear snow from around the hydrant.

Keeping the hydrant on your property accessible is very important in case a fire breaks out at your home or your neighbor's. Your year round efforts are important to save lives.

Thank you for keeping your fire hydrants clear and visible.

We will do our best to ensure they are in good working order.

 

 

 

ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING TO BENEFIT ACBC (Aluminum Cans for Burned Children)

In 1986 the Northern Ohio Fire Fighters, the Northeast Ohio Fire Chief's Association, along with MetroHealth Medical Center of Cleveland started the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Foundation (ACBC) to help children who suffer severe burn injuries. The mission is to prevent burn injuries through fire education and to impact the physical and emotional rehabilitation of pediatric burn survivors. Another goal of ACBC is to educate young children about the dangers of fire, how to call 911 in the event of an emergency, what to do if there is a fire in their home, and other important fire safety tips.

The ACBC program pays for special medical equipment not normally covered by insurance to aid in the healing process. ACBC strives to meet the individual needs of the patients and provides rehabilitation, clothing, toys, games, computers and video equipment, and other miscellaneous items not covered by insurance. Burn survivors age 5 - 16 have enjoyed a free, four-day retreat at Camp Phoenix in Strongsville. Scholarships are also awarded annually to qualified recipients. The foundation also provides Fire Safety Houses to elementary schools and community home days promoting fire safety in the home.

With the introduction of curbside recycling there has been a noticable reduction in the amount of aluminum cans being dropped off at the Fire Station donation bin. Please take a moment and set aside those cans in a separate bag or container and take the bit of extra time, once or twice a month, to drop them off at the fire station, at 28100 Wolf Rd. These aluminum cans really do a lot of good for fire safety education, and for children who are victims of severe burns. Drop them off at the brick and wood enclosure alongside the fire station driveway. You'll see the large red sign that reads ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING.