Fall Protection

Contact the Sheffield Village Fire Department

For ALL emergencies, dial 911

For Non-Emergency Business

Sheffield Village Fire Department
4340 Colorado Avenue
Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054
PHONE: (440) 949-6032
FAX: (440) 949-6490

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  • Have handrails on both sides of stairs and steps
  • Make sure handrails go from the top to the bottom of stairs
  • Have lots of lights at the top and the bottom of the stairs
  • It is easy to trip on small rugs. Tape them to the floor or do not use them at all
  • Keep the stairs clear
  • Have nightlights in the bedroom, hall, and bathroom
  • Have a mat or non-slip strips in the tub and shower
  • Have a bath mat with a non-skid bottom on the bathroom floor
  • Have grab bars in the tub and shower
  • Wipe up spills when they happen
  • Always watch young children
  • Use safety gates at the tops and bottoms of stairs
  • Window guards can keep a child from falling out the window
  • Have window guards on upstairs windows
  • Cover the ground under playground equipment with a thick layer (9-12inches) of mulch, wood chips or other safety material
  • Put bright lights over all porches and walkways
  • Have handrails on both sides of the stairs
  • Put ladders away using them. Store ladders on their sides; in a shed or garage
  • Fix broken or chipped steps and walkways as soon as possible
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