Static Display or Station Tour
The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department is pleased to have visitors into our stations or even come to you to display our apparatus. If you or your organization is interested in having a static display of our apparatus or a station tour at one of our locations, please contact the District Chiefs office by dialing 513-583-3001.
Paramedics on Bikes
The Paramedics on Bikes program started over ten years ago with the completion of the Little Miami Bike Trail through the City of Loveland. A need was identified to handle emergencies on the bike trail, as well as during special events throughout the City of Loveland and Symmes Township. The department has two Trek bicycles equipped with first aid supplies, oxygen, and heart monitors. Bike Medics are capable of handling the same type of emergencies that they would encounter in an ambulance.
In addition to the bikes, the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department placed two new T3 Patroller vehicles into service that will revolutionize the way paramedics can navigate the bike trail and through the large crowds of public events in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township. The T3 Patroller electric stand-up vehicle (ESV) is a zero-gas-emission, clean-energy innovation that is simple, intuitive and economical to operate. They are extremely stable with a low center of gravity and their 9-inch platform gives the Paramedics the ability to see over the crowd, and increases their visibility. These versatile vehicles can access restricted spaces including elevators and narrow corridors, handles curbs easily and are highly agile with a zero-degree turning radius. The T3 Patrollers are high on reliability, low on maintenance and have an operating cost of around 10 cents per day. Unlike the Segway, you can dismount the vehicle and go right to work without taking the time to find something to lean them against. More than 4,000 T3 vehicles have been deployed in over 30 countries worldwide, including NYPD, Dallas, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Police Departments.
Absolutely “ZERO” tax dollars where spent to add these versatile vehicles to the LSFD fleet. All of the approximately $17,000 needed to purchase them and place them in service was donated by the Loveland-Symmes Firefighters Association, a non-profit group of volunteers made up of current and past members of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department and their spouses.
Bike Medics are available for any special event in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township. Captain Steve Money is responsible for the Paramedics on Bikes Program. To schedule bike medics for an event or learn more about the program, click on the link below.
Pedi Med Program
Senior Med Program
The Senior Med Program is a program designed towards addressing the needs of our senior citizens in the community. This program gives paramedics the opportunity to review crucial information prior to their arrival on an emergency call involving our Senior Med customer. Once a citizen decides that they are interested in the program, Shawn Felock will schedule a home visit with the new member, and gather vital medical history, including medications. The information gathered is helpful in the event that an emergency should occur involving our senior citizen. Some of the information that will be needed :
- Name, age, address, and phone number
- Closest family/friend and phone number
- Emergency phone numbers
- Medications taken
- Medication allergies
- Primary care physician
- Hospital preference
- Any special circumstance that might pertain to that individual
Once the interview is completed, the department representative enters the information into a database that is only accessible by the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, and the Northeast Communications Center (911). Customers are then assigned a number, and when EMS is dispatched, they have the ability to access the Seniors’ vital medical history. This will give EMS a jump start to treat their patient.
Reflective Address Signs
Many times when responding to an emergency, public safety personnel have difficulty in locating the address numbers for the location that they have been dispatched to. The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department asks that residents and business owners in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township help make sure that all occupancies can be easily identified in the event of an emergency. The fire department offers reflective address signs for $15 to help assist in achieving this goal. The signs can be obtained by calling Fire Headquarters at (513) 583-3001.
Knox Box Rapid Entry System
The KNOX-BOX® solution is a secure rapid entry program specifically developed for fire departments. With one master key, the Loveland-Symmes has the ability to gain access to commercial and residential properties located throughout our response district. More than 6,000 departments nationwide use Knox key boxes and vaults, Haz-Mat cabinets, key switches, and padlocks.
Property owners in Loveland and Symmes Township can store their entrance keys in high-security key boxes mounted near their building entrances. Each KNOX-BOX® purchased by the property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department.
With the Knox System, there is no delay in waiting for a property owner to unlock the door in the middle of the night, and no forcing the door open to gain entry. The Knox Rapid Entry System reduces response time and property damage.
Ohio Fire Code Section 506 requires commercial and industrial occupancies to have a KNOX-BOX® at the discretion of the fire official. It is the responsibility of the property owner to purchase, maintain, and insure that the KNOX-BOX® has the proper keys located within it. When ordering and installing a KNOX-BOX® please contact Fire Headquarters so that we can work with you on getting the correct box and placing the box in a proper location. For more information on the Knox Box System visit www.knoxbox.com and call Fire Headquarters at (513) 583-3001.
The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department must review building plans for any new building or renovation in the fire district in accordance with local fire and building codes. Plans may be dropped off at Fire Headquarters located at 126 South Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140. Plans will not be accepted for review without fees attached. Checks can be made payable to the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department. The fire department has also created a pre-construction checklist that outlines the basic requirements for fire and building code compliance during the construction process. The plan review schedule and pre-construction checklist are available on the Downloads page. Questions may be referred to Fire Headquarters at (513) 583-3001. District Chief Harold Gregory oversees the Plan Review program.