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Hydrant Flushing

May 1 - May 18, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily

The Parma Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants as an on-going program of hydrant and water maintenance. While hydrants are open, the homes on that block may experience discolored water or a drop in water pressure.

To alleviate accumulation of mineral deposits within the water mains, thus reducing the incidence of discolored water. Preventative maintenance to make sure each hydrant is in top operating condition.

Turn off any devices that automatically bring water into your home during flushing hours. Examples: Automatic ice makers, automatic yard sprinkling systems, etc. Avoid, if possible, running water. Examples: Doing laundry, Running bathwater, etc.

Wait one (1) hour after you are sure hydrant flushing is completed for the day.

Run COLD water from whatever faucet is closest to wherever the water supply enters your house (typically in the basement) for approximately fifteen (15) minutes. It should clear up. If problem continues, contact the Cleveland Water Department at: During Normal Business Hours M-F 8:00am-4:30pm (216) 664-3160 All Other Times (216) 664-3060

Signs are posted at the ends of the street one (1) day prior to flushing. For Example: Sign posted Tuesday afternoon indicates Wednesday flushing. Signs are removed after the street has been flushed. Additional Considerations: The Parma Fire Department’s primary responsibility is to emergency responses. Therefore, it is possible a street may not be flushed on its assigned day. Likewise, hydrant flushing will not take place if it is raining. In these instances, the signs will remain posted until flushing is completed.

Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division of the Parma Fire Department, provides the leadership and inspection services to help prevent fires and assure fire and life safety for people who live, work and visit the City of Parma. The Fire Prevention Office is loacated at: 6655 Ridge Rd. Parma, OH 44129 Phone: 440-885-1217 / Ext: 104

Smoke Detector Assistance

Parma Fire Department has a smoke detector assistance program. One combination carbon monoxide/smoke detector per residence will be installed along with one smoke detector and battery for the remaining floors. The following are eligible for the installation of free detectors and/or batteries at the discretion of the Parma Fire Department:  
  • Parma resident
  • Single Family, occupant owned, not multi unit buildings and;
  • Must meet one of the following:
    • All residents of the household are 65 years of age or older
    • ADC qualified
    • Permanently disabled
    • Very low income household qualified. (Per HUD criteria)

Car Seat Installation

The Parma Fire Department provides car seat inspections/installations by appointment only. To schedule a car seat appointment please call: 440-885-8160 x 100.

  1. What happens if I show up at the fire station unannounced, without an appointment?
    There will not be a certified car seat technician available. The firefighters on duty will refer you to the car seat check scheduler (440) 885-8160 ext. 100
  2. How long does an appointment last?
    An appointment will last approximately 30-45 minutes. You will be instructed on the function of your seat, proper fit and installation for your vehicle, and how to secure your child in the seat properly.
  3. What should I bring to the appointment?
    The child (unless you are pregnant or cannot travel safely with the child) The car seat’s owners manual Your vehicle’s owners manual Please prepare the seat for installation by removing it from the box and plastic wrapping.
  4. Why are installations by appointment only?
    The Parma Fire Department installs car seats by appointment only so that our citizens are guaranteed a certified car seat technician for their entire appointment.
  5. What is the law regarding child restraints in Ohio? 
    Ohio law mandates infants through age three and weighing less than forty pounds be properly restrained in the appropriate safety seat.


Mike Lasky
Contact Information
Office: (440) 885-1217 



Fire Headquarters
Station #3
6655 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129

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