The Cincinnati Fire Department's Safe Summer Nights Program

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – The Cincinnati Fire Department's (CFD) Safe Summer Nights Program reaches out to more neighborhoods in June. Please see schedule below. The Program ends September 29th.

For the last twelve years, CFD has provided a Safe Summer Nights Program to educate, distribute and install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms within all Cincinnati neighborhoods.

The Safe Summer Nights Program has been sustained through the generous support of the American Red Cross, State Farm Insurance and a Federal Fire Prevention & Safety Grant.

Overall, since the program started, the Cincinnati Fire Department has distributed approximately:

· 32,340 smoke alarms

· 411 carbon monoxide alarms

· 6,159 individually packaged batteries

Each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening from 7 P.M. until 9 P.M. CFD fire companies will be distributing smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire prevention educational materials, and batteries in neighborhoods throughout the summer.

The following neighborhoods have been selected for the month of June:

June 7th - June 9th:  West End, Bond Hill, Hyde Park and Fairview

June 14th - June 16th: Clifton, Downtown, Price Hill and Madisonville

June 21st - June 23rd: Coryville, Price Hill, Avondale, Westwood and Linwood

June 28th - June 30th: Coryville, Westwood, East Westwood, Northside and East Walnut Hills

The Safe Summer Nights Program also reaches out to Cincinnati residents who have smoke alarms that are 10 years or older. Smoke alarms continually monitor the air 24 hours a day and after 10 years, the components become less reliable and are more likely to fail.

Since April of 1988, all residential buildings in the city of Cincinnati have been required to have working smoke alarms. All residential buildings must have smoke alarms installed outside of sleeping areas and on every level, such as basements, cellars and finished attics. Apartment owners are required to provide smoke alarms for their tenants.