PARMA, Ohio - The city of Parma announced Tuesday that progress is being made to save the city's Fire Safety House and Burn Room, a house that is used to educate area school children.
The house must move due to construction of Cuyahoga County Public Library's new, state-of-the-art Parma branch next to Parma City Hall.
The city's goal is to permanently move the safety house to Parma Community General Hospital's Health Education Center on State Road. The safety house will first have to move to a temporary location until November before it moves to the education center.
"We're committed to saving the fire safety program," said Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter. "Everybody knows how important this program is and will continue to be. We also truly appreciate the hospital's willingness to partner in this important endeavor."
Parma safety officials will form a regional committee to reach out to area fire departments, who also utilize the safety house, to help secure funding for the project.
While the fire safety house is being relocated and restored to use, Parma Fire Chief John French will work on several options to educate Parma students about fire safety. This could include firefighters visiting local schools.
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