Upcoming Scheduled Training / Activities

Scheduled Fire training will cover:

Proficiency on fire pumps:  We will review operations of the various pumps on our appratus including drafting and emergency situations.

Incident Command and Portage County IMAT: We will review the Incident Managenment System and discuss how the Portage County Incident Management Assistance Team can provide on scene support for large scale emergencies or disasters.

Pre-fire planning of target hazards: Specifically targeted hazard occupancies in Streetsboro will be visited to update their pre-fire plans which are maintained by the department in case of an emergency. These plans contain vital information about each property that help fire crews obtain critical information quickly. Once the pre-plans are updated, the shifts will share their findings with each other to further improve upon each plan.

Fire Prevention / Inspections: The Fire Prevention Bureau will educate each shift on specific high life hazard occupancies, the fire protection systems in place, and unique structural features at each.

Scheduled EMS Training will cover:

Ohio Safe Haven Law - An Ohio law enacted in 2001 provides a means for parents to leave their newborn at certain locations if they feel they cannot provide for the child adequately. We will review this law and the actions required if we are ever faced with this situation.

Special Teams Training - Each month, Streetsboro Fire Fighters that belong to special teams take part in additional specialized training. Our teams include: Portage County Fire Investigation Unit, Portage County Hazardous Materials Response Team, Portage County Incident Management Assistance Team & Portage County Urban Search and Rescue Team.



The Streetsboro Fire Department - Emergency Medical Services is very proud of our ability to provide
excellent emergency medical care to residents and visitors of Streetsboro. Our medical control is through
University Hospitals - Bedford Medical Center. Every month, we receive training from the best doctors,
nurses and other medical professionals affiliated with University Hospitals, which helps us remain current
with the newest and most advanced pre-hospital care allowed.

University Hospitals offers your Streetsboro EMS providers with more education and opportunities to
acquire the best emergency medical equipment available. We appreciate this partnership and hope you
feel confident that, should the need arise, we will provide prompt, courteous and professional emergency
medical care to your or your loved ones.
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 Flashover Training

In December 2013, the Streetsboro Fire Department obtained the use of a Mobile Fire Behavior Lab from the Ohio Fire Academy. During this training, instructors were able to carefully create flashover conditions in the burn area.

A flashover occurs when all of the combustible material in a room undergoes thermal decomposition and gives off flammable gases, which then simultaneously ignite. This usually occurs at temperatures between 900 and 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the amount of combustible materials in the room, a flashover can overtake the entire room.

The video below will show you what occurs during a structure fire and flashover. The fire conditions you will see are not the thrilling movie / television fires that are created for entertainment. These fire conditions kill unprotected occupants and threaten the lives of all firefighters. The audio on this training and safety video is muffled because the camera was in a protective case. You will be able to hear some audio by turning your speakers up. Some comments by instructors and firefighters are also captioned on the screen.

To obtain information on home or business fire safety and creating a fire escape plan, contact the Streetsboro Fire Department at 330-626-4664, or your local fire department.