City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Sparky's House

The Fire Division operates a mobile laboratory, called "Sparky's House", used to teach proper behavior and techniques in a fire emergency. This includes leaving a building quickly, crawling low in smoke, and using escape ladders. The house is designed with bedrooms and a kitchen, and is equipped with smoke alarms as well as machinery to create a non-toxic, smoke-filled environment.

The current unit was placed in service in 1999, as a result of the generosity and success of annual fundraising efforts by Upper Arlington Firefighters Local 1521.
The Fire Division utilizes Sparky's House at Safety Town, the Labor Day Arts Festival, Fire Prevention Week, and other events throughout the year.

Groups wishing to tour the house should call 614-583-5115 to make an appointment.