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Programs

Static Display or Station Tour

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 visit our "Download" tab to download a Static Display/Station Tour request form. You may also pick one up at Station 62, when the form is completed you will need to drop the form back off there to the District Chief. Station 62 is located at 126 S. Lebanon Rd.

 
CPR Program

The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department offers a CPR class (for NON-HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS) once every quarter. Each class is taught by a certified instructor, who also serves as a Firefighter/Paramedic, so students can be assured that they are receiving a quality education. Once the class is completed, students receive their certification from the American Heart Association Heartsaver/AED program. Classes are open to both residents and non-residents. The class fee is $60 exact cash or check due at the beginning of class. This fee includes course instruction, books, and testing. Classes are held in the basement training room at Fire Headquarters located at 126 South Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140. Heartsaver/AED Class Dates for 2014: February 15th, May 10th, August 2nd and November 29th. Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Cotton oversees the CPR program. Classes run from 9am-1pm.To register for a class, call 583-3001 ext. 6257 or request information below.

Request Information on the CPR Program Here.

 
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 at special events throughout 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. Bike Medics are available for any special event in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township. Lt. 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.

Request Medics on Bikes Information Here

Pedi Med Program

The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department works in partnership with the Loveland City School District and other schools in the area to insure the safety of our “special needs” children. The Pedi Med Program gathers information from parents of any medical conditions that may be encountered either at school or while at home. This information is collected and entered into a database kept in emergency vehicles accused only by Fire dept personnel, and with Northeast Communications (911). Each child is assigned an individual number that corresponds with their medical history, and the information can be reviewed by responding emergency personnel. This program gives the Firefighter Paramedics the advantage to view useful information such as the child’s name, address, medical information, family notification, medications, allergies to medication, and hospital preference. Additional services of the Pedi Med Program include free home safety inspections and training children how to safely evacuate homes in the event of fire. Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Ellis is responsible for the Pedi Med Program. Please contact Chris Ellis via email at cellis@safety-center.org, or phone 513-681-6118 (Station 61).

Request information on Pedi Med Here

 
 
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, Chris Ellis 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.

Fire department representatives are available to customers every day of the week. Upon request, Chris Ellis, or another Senior Med representative will come to the homes of customers to conduct interviews, take vital signs, update information, perform home safety inspections, deliver reflective address signs, and evaluate any “special needs” customers. In addition, one of the Senior Med representatives will contact the Senior every other month. Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Ellis is responsible for the Senior Med Program. If you would like more information please contact Chris Ellis via email at cellis@safety-center.org, or 513-683-6118 (Station 61).

Request Senior Med Information Here

 
 
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.

 
 
Plan Review

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.