FPB_canvassThis morning members of our Fire Prevention Bureau, with the assistance of the crew from Engine 9, “B” Platoon, went door to door in an effort to spread the message of fire safety in residences. Firefighters placed door hangers with fire safety information contained inside around 716 Greene Street, the site of the city’s third fire fatality.

The effort to raise awareness about fire safety in a neighborhood that has suffered a fatal fire was initiated by our Fire Prevention Bureau earlier this year.

On May 2 there was a fatal fire on Willard Street in east Toledo that claimed the life of a teenager, Joseph Fazenbaker. That first endeavor to spread fire safety information following the Willard Street fire was very successful. Regrettably, this effort was undertaken once again following a second fatal fire on Moran Avenue on November 16. That fire claimed the life of Helen Hill. Unfortunately, just day later, yet another tragic fire fatality occurred on November 22 at 716 Greene Street that took the life of Effie Loper.

The goal was to place door hangers on the homes in the neighborhood around 716 Greene Street. Door hangers were also left in the neighborhood where an elderly woman was recently rescued from a second floor window after fire struck her home in the early morning hours of November 24.

You can view or print information from this link to our website: http://www.toledofirerescue.com/bureaus/fire-prevention-bureau/ under “Public Education”.

Remember, a smoke alarm and escape plan can increase your chances of surviving a fire in your home!

Check your smoke alarms TODAY!!