Proudly Serving the City of Springboro and Clearcreek
Township in Warren County, Ohio.
The mission statement of the Clearcreek Fire
District is to provide customer oriented health, safety, fire, and emergency
services with professionally trained personnel in an efficient and cost
effective manner, utilizing resources provided by the community.
2011 Clearcreek Fire District Annual Report
2012 Clearcreek Fire District Annual Report
Side by Side Fire Sprinkler and Smoke Alarm
Clearcreek firefighters wowed crowds on Sunday, April 21, 2013 with a dramatic open
event that included a ladder truck rescue, Miami Valley CareFlight landing, auto
extrication demo, and an exciting live burn. Many firefighters
who were off duty volunteered their time to come out and teach the crowds about
the services their fire department offers, explain the necessity of having home
fire escape plans, and to teach about the importance of residential sprinkler
systems and photoelectric smoke alarms.
Two live burns were conducted to demonstrate how quickly a fire grows in a typical
room and how important having residential sprinklers can be. The unprotected
room reached flashover, the point in which everything exposed in the room
ignites. The unprotected room reached this point in two and a half minutes and
no one would have survived.
You can view the video of this room here:
However, the room protected by home fire sprinklers only suffered minor damage
to the couch and a lampshade before the heat-activated sprinkler controlled the
fire. This protected room would have allowed for an occupant to escape the room.
You can view the video of this room here:
Residential sprinklers have the ability to slow or prevent fire growth until the
fire department is able to arrive and completely extinguish the fire.
Residential sprinklers are much cheaper than many people would expect, they can
add as little as 1% to the cost of a new home being built. Their contribution to
life safety and property conservation, two primary goals of firefighting, is
These demonstration burns were made possible by donations from Steve Wray of
Edward Jones in Springboro and A-1 Sprinkler and Systems Integration of Miamisburg. The Clearcreek Professional Firefighters
Association donated most of the furnishings and their time to construct the
units, which are reusable. The department plans to perform these demonstrations
again in the future to increase fire safety awareness in our community.
Fall Prevention and Home Safety Awareness
Who is at risk for falling?
Fall risk increases with age. This year, one in three adults age 65 and older
will fall. This increased risk for falling is often times the result of changes
that come with aging and also may be caused by certain medical conditions,
injuries and diet. Although fall risk does increase with age, falling down is
NOT a normal part of getting older and is a preventable occurrence.
Factors Increasing Fall Risk:
Age above 50
How to Prevent Falls:
The majority of falls occur at home, among independent older adults. Exercise
and diet are key factors in decreasing fall risk; however, promoting a safe
living environment and decreasing risk factors are vital in preventing falls in
What’s at Risk?
A major concern with falls in seniors is TBI, traumatic brain injury, which is
often caused from falling down. The severity of TBI may range from mild to
severe. TBI can be fatal and it is very important to recognize risks, symptoms
and need for immediate treatment is a TBI is suspected. CDC data indicates that
persons age 65 years or older have the highest rate of TBI-related injuries,
hospitalizations and deaths. More than 60% of all TBI’s occur from falls in the
older adult population.
Signs & Symptoms of TBI:
Ringing in the ears
Sensitivity to light
Not acting “normal”
What CCFD is Doing to Help:
Clearcreek Fire District offers complimentary home visits and fall safety
inspections. A Fire District representative will visit your home and look for
fall risks and suggest improvements to help make your home safer. We will also
help you get in touch with the appropriate people to get all of the safety
recommendations taken care of. To schedule an inspection call Lt. Troy Bonfield
at (937)-748-2766 today.
Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) evaluation for Fire Public Protection
Reprinted with permission from Springboro Sun, Brown Publishing 2005