Community Risk Reduction

  1. Outreach and Safety Programs
  2. Fire Safety Tips
  3. Fire Prevention Week
  • Knox Boxes: Residential Knox Boxes are available for short-term use from the Fire Prevention Bureau on a first come first serve basis. Knox Boxes can also be purchased directly through the provider. More details coming.
  • File of Life: The File of Life program allows residents to keep vital information on hand for emergency responders. Forms can be picked up at the Fire Station at 390 S. Yearling Road, Whitehall, Ohio 43213  
  • Smoke Detectors: Smoke detectors are available free of charge through the Division of Fire. All detectors are installed by trained personnel. Call Community Risk Reduction at 614-231-3627 to schedule an appointment.  
  • Juvenile Fire Setter Program: This City of Columbus program counsels children who are involved with non-criminal fire setting or a dangerous curiosity to fire. Please call 614-231-3627 for details. 
  • Home Safety Surveys: Community Risk Reduction Bureau will conduct a home safety survey of any residence upon request. 
  • Business Safety Training: The Community Risk Reduction Bureau provides safety training to area businesses, including evacuation plans.
  • Safety Town: For almost 30 years, the Fire Division in conjunction with the Police Division and many other city services has conducted Safety Town with kindergartners from both Whitehall City Schools as well as the Holy Spirit School. These programs are resuming in 2023, through each school district. 
  • Station Tours: Fire station tours are always available. Please call ahead to schedule large groups.
  • The Fire Division is instrumental in City’s annual Fireworks Viewing Party as well as the National Night Out event. Members of the Fire Division attend many school functions throughout the year.