About the Division
The Cleveland Fire Department provides educational programs to the public that are supervised by the Fire Chief. Educational programs for all ages are held for groups at any time. To request a program for your group, contact the Fire Department at (918) 358-3112.
The Fire Chief is also responsible for fire inspections, investigations, and code enforcement.
Burn Permit Requirements
Burn permits are required in order to burn in the City limits. Cooking in appliances designated for burning (such as a grill or barbecue pit) is allowed without a permit.
Anyone wishing to burn within the City limits needs to request a burn permit by calling the Fire Chief at (918) 358-3112.
Any outdoor burning without the proper permit may result in a citation being issued.
Current Burn Status
There are currently no burn bans for Cleveland.
Help emergency personnel find your house easily by making your address easily visible from the street. To be easily seen from the street, numbering is required to be 2.5 inches to 4 inches. If your house is set too far back to be seen, prominently display the numbers on your mailbox.
Home Safety Checklist
- Exit doors or windows must be able to open from the inside without tools, keys, or special knowledge.
- Store matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
- Do not use extension cords as a permanent power supply.
- Remove plugs from overloaded outlets.
- Do not place extension cords under rugs or carpet.
- Allow for at least one foot of air space around electronic equipment to avoid overheating.
- Keep fireplaces screened and cleaned regularly.
- Do not store snacks or other items that are tempting to children above the range (a child reaching for something above the range could get burned).
- Keep heating equipment at least three feet away from any combustible material.
- Never leave cooking food unattended.
- Always run water over a match before discarding it in the trash.
- Never use gasoline to start a fire.
- Keep working smoke detectors on each level of a residence, one outside each bedroom. Replace the batteries twice a year and check them once a month.
- Keep at least one fire extinguisher in the kitchen in an easily accessible location.
- Practice a fire drill every six months.
Inspections are required for new construction, code violation complaints, or when requested by a building owner or occupant. After the request is received, the Fire Marshal or designated inspector will conduct the inspection as soon as possible, usually within a few days. To request an inspection, contact the Fire Department at (918) 358-3112.
Fire investigations are conducted for all incidents reported. After investigations are complete, incident reports can be requested from the Fire Department.