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Notes from Cincinnati Fire Department: New fire engines, welcome recruit class 122 and safety with clothes dryers

Division of Administration

The CFD has recently acquired three new fire engines and one new medic truck! Before they can join the rest of the fleet in service, they need to be upfitted. Vehicle upfitting is when a standard factory vehicle is taken to a specialist to be upgraded. Common upgrades for emergency vehicles include light bars, sirens and speakers, communication equipment, computers, cameras, and medical equipment.

Division of Human Resources

The Cincinnati Fire Department is excited to welcome Recruit Class 122! While these individuals are not quite firefighters (yet), they have already proven their dedication to the city of Cincinnati by completing the rigorous physical and aptitude testing required to be considered for training. We look forward to sharing pieces of their journey on our social media channels as they work towards graduation! Follow along @Cincinnati.Fire.Department on Facebook

Division of Emergency Management

CincyAlert is the official public alerting and emergency notification system used by the City of Cincinnati. By registering for CincyAlert and Smart911, citizens are better prepared in the event of an emergency. The system allows users to choose which alerts they want to receive and how they want to receive them. CincyAlert can notify users via text message and email, as well as phone call notifications for urgent emergency alerts. Visit https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/ecc/alerts/ to sign up!

May Fire Safety Topic: Fire Safety with Clothes Dryers

Laundry is a chore that seems neverending. The following list will allow you to stay focused on stain removal and not fire concerns:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Do not use a dryer without a lint filter in place.
  • Clean the lint filter before each use.
  • Remove accumulated lint around the drum.
  • Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time.
  • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap opens when the dryer is in use.

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