Fire Department

The Fire Department is located at 6895 Hathaway Road.

River Watch

National Weather Service Cuyahoga River Watch

When the rains come, the village tries to keep everyone informed about what the Cuyahoga River is doing. We will continue to do so, but now you can check what the National Weather Service is predicting the river will do at home, work, or even on your phone.

Not only can you find current predictions (the same ones we use to keep you informed), but also historic highs and what happens at each level as the river rises.

Please be aware – these are the National Weather Service’s “predictions”. They are not always accurate and change frequently during wet weather.

Just click on the title to find a link to check for yourself:

Resident Services

Life Line Medical Alert Program

Free service for residents who may be alone and unable to reach the phone to call for help in an emergency. Contact the station for more information. (216) 524-6469.

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks

Stop in to the fire station any time to have a paramedic check your vital signs.

CPR Training

Call the station to schedule an American Heart CPR class. All levels of certification are available.

Free Fire Prevention and Education Tours

Call (216)524-6469 to schedule a fun and educational tour of our fire station.

Free Car Seat Installation Evaluation

We have a state certified child car seat installer on staff. Call the station to schedule an appointment to have your car seat checked.

Free Fire Extinguisher Classes for Groups and Businesses

We have a mobile fire extinguisher training trailer that can be set up at the station or your business. Every participant will operate an extinguisher and safely put out an actual fire.

Swift Reach

Add/Remove/Update Your Contact Information

 Whenever a situation arises when The Village of Valley View wishes to contact our residents and businesses quickly, we do so with the Swiftreach Phone Notification System. The system has been used primarily for flood notifications, but can and will be used for any important information that needs to be passed on quickly.

If you are not currently signed up for Swiftreach notifications, or you need to update your contact information, contact the fire station at (216) 524-6469. The information required is: Name, Address, and the phone number you would like contacted (if this happens to be your cell phone, we also need to know your carrier).  Or you may fill out the form by clicking on the link to the left to add or update your contact information.  You may also remove yourself from our lists.

Disaster Preparedness

Tornadoes

Tornadoes are violent, rotating storms with very high winds which can be very destructive. Injuries or deaths most often are due to collapsed structures, flying objects, or people caught trying to outrun the funnel cloud.

Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a tornado hazard:

  • Tornado Watch: Tornadoes are possible in the area.
  • Tornado Warning: A tornado has been sighted.

What to Do:

  • Take cover
  • Head for a sheltered area on the lowest floor of a nearby building
  • If outside, lie flat in a low area
  • Never attempt to outrun a tornado

The Weather Alert Sirens will sound for 3 minutes in case of a Tornado Warning. Please take shelter and keep yourself informed.

Flooding

Flooding is the nation’s most common natural disaster. Flooding can occur in every state, and our immediate area has a history of flooding.

However, all floods are not alike. Some flooding can develop slowly during an extended period of rain, or in a warming trend following a heavy snow. Others, such as flash floods, can occur quickly, even without any visible signs of rain.

It is important to be prepared for flooding no matter where you live, but particularly if you are in a low-lying area or near water. This is relevant in our City in areas near the Cuyahoga River and the various small streams and creek beds that overflow quickly and create flooding.

Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a flood hazard:

  • Flood Watch: Flooding is possible
  • Flash Flood Watch: Flash Flooding is possible
  • Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will occur soon
  • Flash Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring, seek higher ground immediately.

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms can be severe and dangerous. Lightning in particular is a threat.

Before Thunderstorms Strike:

  • Cut down dead trees and branches around your house
  • Secure loose outdoor objects
  • Shutter windows and secure doors

 During a Thunderstorm:

  • Stay inside, do not shower or bathe
  • Unplug electronics

If Outside:

  • Move to a low area, but beware of flooding
  • Never stand under a tall, isolated tree
  • Do not stay in an open field or near open water
Extreme Temperatures

Cold snaps and heat waves are fairly common in our area of the country. They can be very deadly and challenging.

Dangerous Winter Weather Terms

  • Freezing Rain: Rain that freezes on contact with surfaces
  • Sleet: Rain that freezes before it hits the ground
  • Winter Storm Watch: A winter storm is possible in the area
  • Blizzard Warning: Wind gusts >35 mph, along with snow, are expected
  • Winter Storm Warning: A winter storm is occurring or will begin soon
  • Frost/Freeze Warning: Temperatures expected to drop below freezing

Prepare for dangerous winter weather by stocking up on food and water, securing back-up heat sources, and securing shelter.

Dangerous Summer Weather Terms

  • Heat Wave: Period of extreme heat and high humidity
  • Heat Index: How hot it feels
  • Heat Cramps: Muscle pains due to exertion—first sign of heat-related problems
  • Heat Exhaustion: Mild form of shock brought on by heat
  • Heat Stroke: Life-threatening condition occurring when the body’s temperature control system shuts down.

During periods of high heat stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible. Wear sunscreen when outdoors. Drink plenty of water.

For the Kids

Fire prevention starts with our children. Knowing what to do in case of a fire or other emergency is very important. Click on the title to find some links to fun pages to help kids learn more about fire prevention and safety.

 

 
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