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The mission of the Painesville City Fire Department in regards to Public education is to "Reduce the number of Injuries, Accidents and Fires  in the City of Painesville through Education".


The Painesville City Fire Department considers public education and safety to be a high priority and devotes much energy and time to accomplishing it.  The department’s public education projects are coordinated by Lieutenant Carl Marine.  The department's programs include:


Public Education Updates


SMOKE DETECTOR PROGRAM                June, July and August

The purpose of the program is to insure that every residence in the City of Painesville is equipped with at least one (1) working smoke detector to protect those we serve.   While smoke detectors are available for free to City residents throughout the year, during the months of June, July and August the department will be going door to door offering to install and/or inspect smoke detectors and to perform home inspections.


If you would like to obtain a free detector prior to the door to door program you may contact the Painesville City Fire Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 392-5852 or e-mail  You must show proof of residency and smoke detectors are not available to landlords.



Party-in-the-Park is an annual celebration of summer, sponsored by PCIC (Painesville Community Improvement Corporation), and held in Veteran’s Park in downtown Painesville.


The fire department has participated in this event for over 28 years.  Here again the department tries to show case some aspect of the job and to educate the public on fire safety.


Painesville City Fire Department Awards Ceremony  September

This is the department’s annual awards and recognition ceremony.  The purpose to the ceremony is to pay respect to our brother and sister firefighters and to recognize our own firefighters and residents for their actions over the past year.



This program will be open to City residents, Business owners, and those that work in the City. The purpose of the program is three-fold; 1) expose our residents to the job and its demands, 2) build interest in the fire service and 3) to educate our residents as to our needs.


Come join us for a day of action and learning.  You will experience and practice firefighting, extrication, technical rescue and emergency medical skills.


Contact the Painesville City Fire Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 392-5852 or e-mail for more information



National Night Out is an event whose purpose is to draw attention to community safety.  While this is primarily a police oriented event the Painesville City Fire Department never misses a chance to interact with the public and to deliver our message of fire safety.   The event is hosted at Kiwanis’ Recreation Park in the City of Painesville, please come out and join us for a good time.



Fire Prevention Week is this department’s big event.  The department works with every elementary school in the City (public, private and parochial) to make contact with children in grades K-5. 


The department visits the classrooms of those children in grades K-3 to talk with the children and teach fire safety.  Children in third grade get the added experience of the “Fire Safety Trailer”.  Here the children are given hands on experience in; identifying fire hazards, experiencing smoke filled rooms and escaping through a secondary means and all of this is done in a safe and controlled environment.

Children in grades 4 & 5 are invited to participate in the annual “Fire Safety Poster Contest”.  Children are asked to submit a poster using the theme of the year; these posters are then judged by the firefighters.  Awards are given to the artists of the top three posters in each grade and one award is given to the “Firefighters Choice”.



The fire station is open to the public daily between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and visitors are not only welcome but encouraged.  If you would like to arrange for a group tour please contact the fire department Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 392-5852 or e-mail



The Painesville City Fire Department is more than happy to participate in local community events such as neighborhood block parties; for more information or to request the department’s participation please contact the Painesville City Fire Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. at 392-5852 or e-mail


The Painesville City Fire Department will host CPR, EAD and First aid classes taught by the American Red Cross.  Please Check the American Red Cross Cleveland Chapter website ( ) for dates and times and to register.


Check the City Events and Calendar for more information