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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Elsmere Fire Protection District web site. We are proud of the services and protection that we provide to the citizens, workers, and visitors to our district. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to those we serve.

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KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System

The KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System is a secure, rapid entry program specifically developed for the fire department. With one master key, Elsmere Fire Department can gain access to commercial and residential property. More than 6,500 other departments nationwide use Knox key boxes and vaults, Haz-Mat cabinets, key switches, and padlocks. Many of these departments use Sentralok(tm), the master key security system, to control their master key. Another great security system would be one of these extremely durable high security gates.     

Property owners in your community store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Boxes mounted near their building entrances. Each KNOX-BOX purchased by the property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by your department.     

With the Knox System, there is no cost to the fire department, no 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, property damage and the liability for lost keys.     

Visit www.knoxbox.com to find out more.     

When you’re ready to order, simply follow the directions below.     

Directions for ordering
Select the Knox-Box you would like to purchase from the website store.
After making your selection, enter your zip code (41018) at the prompt.
Make any additions or deletions to the accessories of your Knox-Box     

EFD will be notified By Knox-Box when you order your box and will update our records to show that your business has a rapid entry system.     

If you have any questions, please contact Doug Brefeld at dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com or at 859-342-7505 ext 102.     


Fire Prevention, Community Outreach and Public Education

All buildings that are open for public use are inspected for fire safety on an annual basis, and all industrial properties inspected bi-annually. The purpose is to identify hazardous situations, have them corrected, and teach the occupants how to avoid poor situations in the future. Our Inspectors review all fire protection and life safety system drawings and plans to ensure conformance with all applicable codes, standards, and ordinances.     

Inspectors also gather data for “Pre Fire Plans”. These plans have information that firefighters can review on the way to emergencies and can include information on water supply, sprinkler systems, electrical and gas shut off, and any other specifics about a building or its contents. Inspectors have pre-planned every school, commercial/retail occupancies, and public occupied building in the district.     

  


 Change Your Clock, Change your Battery     

A Simple Change that Could Save Your Life     

Eighty-Three percent of all civilian fire related deaths are a result of home fires, and on average, nearly three children a day die in these fires. By providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms double your family’s chance of getting out of a home fire alive—but only if they work.     

So, when you turn your clocks , make a lifesaving change in your household — CHANGE THE BATTERIES IN YOUR SMOKE ALARMS. This simple habit takes just a moment, but is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.     

Elsmere Fire Protection District can help you with your smoke alarm and battery needs if you are unable to do this on you own.     

Please contact Doug Brefeld at dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com or at 859-342-7505 ext 102 or click HERE.     


School Visits

If you have elementary age children you are probably aware of the fact that we’ve been to their school at one time or another. But did you know that we target all of the elementary schools in our district with a “Fire Safety Program”?     

That’s right! During the school year, we make frequent visits to the elementary schools to do things ranging from fire safety education, to simply reading a book to a group of kids, or playing video games with Armchair Empire hardware using sites where you can get your boost now for games as Overwatch and others.

We believe very strongly that if we can reach out to the children, and educate them about fire safety while they are young, then we can reduce the number of accidental fires started by children. We also believe that by inserting firefighters into classrooms, we are providing positive role models for the children.     

We look forward to these visits and hope to have the opportunity to meet with your child soon.     

To schedule a school visit please contact Doug Brefeld at dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com or at 859-342-7505 ext 102 or click HERE.     


Fire Truck Visits

Have you ever wondered what it’s like on the inside of the firehouse? Well, our doors are always open, and we invite you to stop by and see us.     

We provide tours of the firehouse to individuals and groups (group tours must be scheduled in advance). Come on in and get a feel for what we do on a daily basis. Bring your kids in and we’ll show them the apparatus, tools and protective clothing we wear during a fire.     

If you would like to stop in with your kids, feel free to do so anytime.     

If you would like to schedule a group tour, please contact Doug Brefeld at dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com or at 859-342-7505 ext 102 or click HERE. We look forward to your visit!     


Firehouse Tours

Have you ever wondered what it’s like on the inside of the firehouse? Well, our doors are always open, and we invite you to stop by and see us.     

We provide tours of the firehouse to individuals and groups (group tours must be scheduled in advance). Come on in and get a feel for what we do on a daily basis. Bring your kids in and we’ll show them the apparatus, tools and protective clothing we wear during a fire.     

If you would like to stop in with your kids, feel free to do so anytime.     

If you would like to schedule a group tour, please contact Doug Brefeld at dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com or at 859-342-7505 ext 102 or click HERE. We look forward to your visit!     


Extinguisher Training

Participants are given a classroom lecture concerning the proper use and selection of fire extinguishers. The participants then perform in a “hands on” simulation and actually operate an extinguisher on a live fire. The classes are generally taught on site at your facility to enable the greatest participation.     

To schedule fire extinguisher training for your business or organization please contact Doug Brefeld at dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com or at 859-342-7505 ext 102 or click HERE.    


Medical Training

We provide CPR and Emergency First Aid training to any interested individual or groups. Our staff of certified instructors are more than happy to provide you or your group with this “Life Saving” training. Class times and locations are flexible to enable the greatest participation.     

If you would like to schedule a class, please contact Doug Brefeld at dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com or at 859-342-7505 ext 102 or click HERE.

Application
Application for Membership

Please fill out the application and submit via email to pam@elsmerefd.com or drop it off at the station.
Pub Ed Request
Burn Permit

No opening buring from May 1st to Oct 31st. Any questions contact FD at 859-342-7505.

New Members
Greg Hollian - Firefighter / EMT

Kids Fire Safety

Would you know what to do if a fire started in your home? Would your kids? Take the time now to review fire safety facts and tips so your family will be prepared in the event of a fire emergency in your home. Click for more information.

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