Community Outreach & Educational Services

Emergency Preparedness

The City of Green Fire Division encourages all residents to plan ahead, so your family knows what to do in the event of an emergency.  

Register for Green Alerts by texting GREENOH to 99411. This is our number one way we reach out to residents in the event of an emergency impacting our city.  We also encourage residents to register for other alerts from their preferred weather application. 

We also recommend the following resources on how to prepare your family for potential emergencies.


Trainings offered by Green Fire include:

  • CPR Training
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • General Fire Safety

For more information or to schedule a training, call 330-896-6609.

Residential Knox-Boxes

The City of Green has Knox Boxes which are secure, residential key safes that are only accessible to first responders. Residential Knox Boxes are available free to residents on a first come, first serve basis for those most at risk or need such as seniors, shut ins or families with known medical or mobility issues. Knox Boxes are issued based on a limited number available. Contact Green Fire at 330-896-6609 for more information.

Smoke Detectors

The City of Green partners with the Red Cross to offer smoke-detectors, a program that offers free smoke detectors based on need and income levels. To see if you qualify, visit the American Red Cross Get a Smoke Alarm page or call Green Fire for more information at 330-896-6609.

Life Alert Programs

The City of Green offers Life Alert, a wearable, medical alert system specifically designed to protect seniors and all family members in a home health emergency, free to seniors in Green who qualify. Contact Direction Home at 877-770-5558 for more information.

Senior Shut-Ins

For seniors or those unable to leave their homes, the Summit County Sheriff Department offers a senior visit program that teams a local sheriff deputy with residents to check in on them on a regular basis. Contact Policing at the Summit County Sheriff Department at 330-643-2181.

Community Paramedicine

The City of Green Fire offers support to the elderly population to promote safe independent living through our Community Paramedicine program. Our paramedicine specialists will serve as patient advocates and help to assist in patient compliance with recommended treatment. 

Green Outreach Team (GO Team)

The Green Outreach (GO) Team is the City of Green's Quick Response Team that visits homes where an overdose or drug use was part of an Emergency Medical Service call the prior week. The team consists of a fire medic, sheriff deputy and social worker whose goal is to help those in need seek help from addiction. If you'd like the GO team to visit someone in need, please contact the City of Green Fire Division at 330-896-6609.