Community Outreach

Juvenile Firesetter Program

While many people consider our job to be putting out fires, we see our mission beginning with the prevention of fire. We have a well-established school program which teaches kids in grades K-5 about fire safety which is delivered annually. However, there are times when kids need more one-on-one education. We have several certified personnel who are trained to assist with the screening of children who may have an unsafe interest in fire. This is service is done confidentially and is at no expense to you.

Juvenile Firesetter Request

Station Tour & Truck Visit

Our firefighters enjoy having visitors at the fire stations. It’s a great opportunity for the firefighters and public to get to know each other better. If you have a youth group, scouting club, or organization wishing to attend a station tour please complete our request form and we’ll get it scheduled. Please remember, we respond to thousands of calls for help each year. We cannot control when these calls will occur, and it may be necessary to reschedule your tour for another time.

Station Tour Request

Sometimes it’s not easy to bring your group to us. In these events we may be able to come to you. Fill out the request and we will contact you to see what can be done.

Truck Visit Request

CPR & First Aid Classes

The Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division includes several personnel who are certified as American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Instructors. If you have a business or group who would be interested in learning these skills, please contact us at 419-448-5444. We will be able to discuss the type of class which best fits your needs and determine what, if any, costs would apply.

CPR & First Aid Training Request

Fire Extinguisher Demonstration

The Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division trains hundreds of people in our community each year in the safe use of fire extinguishers. This training is offered free of charge to businesses, organizations, and clubs. Thanks to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Grant, our new equipment allows for us to train inside of buildings, bringing a higher degree of realism to the experience. Please contact us at 419-448-5444 to schedule your training.

Fire Extinguisher Training Request

Senior Citizen Fire & Fall Prevention Program

In 2016, the Tiffin Fire/ Rescue Division launched our Geriatric Fire & Fall Prevention program. This 1-hour program discusses various, simple tasks to help prevent fires, what to do if there is a fire, and how to reduce the likelihood of a fall. The goal of this program is to help reduce the number of cooking fires in our community, as well as falls, which is our most common type of EMS call. If you would be interested in having this class brought to your group, please use the form below.

Senior Fire & Fall Prevention

K-5 School Program

While the number of our community outreach programs continue to grow, our largest fire prevention program is our K-5 School Program. This class is taught by certified Fire & Life Safety Educators who are trained in effective methods to reach each age group. Every fall you will find Too Way and now Stay Low the clowns teaching hundreds of children in our community how to prevent fires and what to do if one does occur. Through partnerships with our school systems, we are given time to make sure each class is taught a progressive curriculum of fire safety.

Please contact the station at (419) 448-5444 for more information.

Public Documents

Hiring Information

The Tiffin Fire/Rescue Division establishes its hiring list through the Civil Service Exam process. This is carried out in the fall of odd numbered years, 2017 being the next test. A public notice will be issued announcing the date of the written exam and how to obtain application materials. Applications will only be accepted for those who are at a minimum of 18 years of age, are certified in Ohio as a Professional Level Firefighter I & II (240), and are a Paramedic. For applicants who may currently be enrolled in a Paramedic program, you may still apply but must submit a letter from your program director stating you are currently enrolled, in good standing, and listing the expected completion date of the course. A passing score of 70% is required for further consideration. If your score is above 70% and for those with military experience producing a valid DD214 or who are Paramedics producing a valid Ohio certification, you will receive an additional 10 bonus points on the exam. Not more than 10 points can be earned. For those who pass the written exam, you will be invited to the next step, the firefighter agility test. This test is a pass/fail and replicates many of the tasks we are required to perform while at a fire scene. More detail will be provided to the candidates before the agility test. Those successfully completing the firefighter agility test will be ranked by their written test score and military and Paramedic certification bonus points to determine the official hiring list, certified by the City of Tiffin’s Civil Service Committee.