Parma Fire Department has a smoke detector assistance program. One combination carbon monoxide/smoke detector per residence will be installed along with one smoke detector and battery for the remaining floors. The following are eligible for the installation of free detectors and/or batteries at the discretion of the Parma Fire Department:
- Parma resident
- Single Family, occupant owned, not multi unit buildings and;
- Must meet one of the following:
- All residents of the household are 65 years of age or older
- ADC qualified
- Permanently disabled
- Very low income household qualified. (Per HUD criteria)
Car Seat Program
Each year, approximately 1,800 children who are less than 14 years of age lose their lives as the result of a motor vehicle crash. Another 280,000 are injured.Child safety seats, when properly installed, save lives. A study released by the National Safe Kids Campaign, however, reports that at least 85% of the 17,500 seats inspected were installed incorrectly. The most common misuses were the safety belt not holding the seat tightly and harness straps not being used properly. Parma Fire Department is now providing seat inspections on the third Wednesday of each month for the remainder of 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Location : 3311 Snow Rd Station #2 (the new station behind St. Francis Church and School)
1.What happens if I show up at the fire station unannounced, without an appointment?
There will not be a certified car seat technician available. The firefighters on duty will refer you to the car seat check scheduler (440) 885-8160 ext. 100 or schedule an appointment using email, please provide : Name, Address, Phone#, Year, Make, Model of vehicle, Name and Model of Car Seat, Child/Children’s Age.
2.How long does an appointment last?
An appointment will last approximately 30-45 minutes. You will be instructed on the function of your seat, proper fit and installation for your vehicle, and how to secure your child in the seat properly.
3.What should I bring to the appointment?
The child (unless you are pregnant or cannot travel safely with the child) The car seat’s owners manual Your vehicle’s owners manual Please prepare the seat for installation by removing it from the box and plastic wrapping.
4.Why are installations by appointment only?
The Parma Fire Department installs car seats by appointment only so that our citizens are guaranteed a certified car seat technician for their entire appointment. What is the law regarding child restraints in Ohio?
Ohio law mandates infants through age three and weighing less than forty pounds be properly restrained in the appropriate safety seat. "http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov"