Cleveland Division of Fire will ‘Sound the Alarm’ March 10

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On Saturday, March 10, at 6:05 p.m. emergency sirens will sound for one minute in unison to urge residents to change their smoke alarm batteries when they adjust their clocks for daylight saving time this weekend.

“Working smoke alarms save lives,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “As you change your clocks this Saturday I encourage everyone to also change the batteries in your smoke alarms. It could just save the lives of your loved ones.”

The “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” campaign is a national home fire safety program sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and endorsed locally by the Cleveland Division of Fire and the American Red Cross.

Working smoke alarms reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities related to residential fires by providing an early warning signal and allowing critical extra seconds to escape, according to the NFPA. Although smoke alarms are in a large percentage of Cleveland homes, nearly one-third do not work because of worn or missing batteries.

In addition to urging residents to change smoke alarm batteries, the Cleveland Division of Fire’s Public Education Office recommends that every resident take a few minutes to review fire-safety measures. This includes checking the smoke alarms, establishing an emergency escape route, (identify two ways out of each room), and designating a common meeting place once outside of the home.

Cleveland Fire Stations will have a limited supply of batteries available to residents on a first come, first served basis. Residents may call 216-361-5535 to request a smoke alarms if they do not already have them on every floor of the house and every room where people sleep.

Cleveland Road Work News: March 7, 2018

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Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.
  • Leaf pick-up service has also been reactivated in designated high leaf generation areas. View maps and a list of locations here.
  • To submit a claim to the City of Cleveland which involves vehicles, including damage caused by potholes, please click here.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.