City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Fire Prevention

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Sunday, March 11
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11, so don’t forget to Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery®. Make a habit of testing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replacing their batteries when you change your clocks.


The Fire Prevention Office is staffed by a captain and a firefighter, who are certified as state of Ohio fire safety inspectors and are trained as fire investigators. Clerical and administrative support and public education is provided by a shared administrative assistant and a contract public education coordinator.

The primary goal of the Fire Prevention Office is the prevention of fires through inspections, education, and overall promotion of community safety.

The following objectives direct the Fire Prevention staff toward that goal:

  • Educating residents about proven fire safety behaviors and practices
  • Eliminating fire and life safety hazards in commercial and residential buildings via inspections and code enforcement
  • Maintaining fire protection and detection equipment and systems
  • Investigating the origin, cause, and circumstances of fires that occur in the community

Each year in October, UAFD recognizes National Fire Prevention Week as the annual "kick-off" for public awareness and education efforts that continue throughout the year. Fire Prevention Week activities normally include open houses at the fire stations; a public display at Fire Division Headquarters (city hall); and fire drills at all school buildings.

Fire Prevention staff assist the public education coordinator with fire extinguisher training sessions, demonstrating fire gear in school classes, and setup and operation of Sparky's House at both sessions of the Police Division's "Safety Town."

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News & Notices

  • 911/Dispatching Consolidation Updates
    At the February 13 City Council Meeting, Council voted unanimously on a Motion directing the City Manager to proceed with the consolidation of 911/dispatching services with Dublin's Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center.
  • Register for ALERT Franklin County
    With mosquito season fast approaching, register for ALERT Franklin County so you can receive mosquito spraying notifications to your phone and email. Customize your account for messages from Police, Fire, Public Service and more.
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