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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.


2013 Clearcreek Fire District Annual Report

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Side by Side Fire Sprinkler and Smoke Alarm Demonstration

Clearcreek firefighters conducted two live burns 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 invaluable.

 

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 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:
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Age above 50
- Previous Falls
- Dizziness
- Medications
- Visual Impairment
- Illness
- Debilitation
- Arthritis
- Confusion
- Surgery

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 the home.

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:

·         Headache

·         Forgetfulness

·         Confusion

·         Vomiting

·         Nausea

·         Drowsiness

·         Vision problems

·         Slurred speech

·         Ringing in the ears

·         Weakness

·         Balance problems

·         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 the Clearcreek Fire District at (937)-748-2766.


Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) evaluation for Fire Public Protection Classification (PPC)

Reprinted with permission from Springboro Sun, Brown Publishing 2005

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